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Kgatlana headlines Banyana squad for Women's World Cup

South Africa coach Desiree Ellis named a 23-player squad headlined by African Women's Footballer of the Year Thembi Kgatlana for the women's World Cup in France next month.

The pacey Kgatlana is the chief attacking threat for the side and plays in China with Beijing BG Phoenix, along with national team-mate, midfielder Linda Motlhalo.

Both were at Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League last year, and it will be their, and indeed the country's, first World Cup.

As was veteran Janine van...

United States women beat South Africa on Mewis, Lloyd goals

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Samantha Mewis scored twice as the U.S. women's national team began its World Cup send-off series with a 3-0 victory over South Africa.

Samantha Mewis scored goals in both halves and the U.S. women's national team began its World Cup send-off series with a 3-0 victory over South Africa on Sunday.

After missing most of 2018 with a knee injury, Mewis is finding her stride at the right time as she gets ready for her first career appearance in the World Cup. She scored last month against Belgium and followed that up against South Africa with her second career two-goal game.

Carli Lloyd added her 108th career goal in second-half added...

Nigeria victory is a stepping stone to World Cup - Refiloe Jane

South Africa's opening Africa Women Cup of Nations victory over Nigeria should set the tone for Banyana Banyana to qualify for the World Cup, according to Refiloe Jane.

The 2018 COSAFA champions defeated the Super Falcons for the first time at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday, courtesy of Chrestina Kgatlana's 84th-minute stunner.

Jane, who was instrumental in the build-up to the goal, believes that the opening victory should set Banyana on their way to a top-three finish.

"Beating Nigeria is not...