The women’s South African Football Association (SAFA) have named a 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Canada and Honduras.
The players will be selected from the three-day squad that was announced on Tuesday and will begin their qualifying campaign at the Aviva Stadium on September 10.
South Africa has the third-best side in the world, after Japan and the United States, but the team’s qualification for the 2019 World Cup is dependent on finishing second in its group and reaching the quarter-finals.
This squad is set to face Canada and the Central American nation of Honduras at the same venue on September 8, with the final four fixtures coming in the form of the quarter finals and the knockout stages.
The women will also be facing a host of other opponents, including Jamaica and the USMNT, before heading to Toronto on September 13 for the two-match final against Honduras.
On the men’s side, there will be a number of intriguing squads, with two-time World Cup winners South Africa facing Jamaica and Costa Rica at the Stade de France on September 15 and 18 respectively.
The side that comes out on top will face Canada on September 19 in the last game of the group stage, with Jamaica and Honduras coming to town for the second leg on September 22.
There are three games to be played in the group stages, with Canada hosting South Africa in the first leg on October 1, followed by Honduras at home on October 4.
South African fans have been enjoying a run of results in recent months, winning their first World Cup qualifying campaign since 2012, and it was a very promising start to the 2019 campaign that has seen them reach the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations.