Andile ‘Sticks’ Dlamini has been named as the Best Goalkeeper of the Group Stage by CAF at the ongoing 2022 TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations. Andile was also named among the Best XI of the Group Stage.
Sticks has enjoyed a magnificent campaign thus far as South Africa ended the Group Stage with a 100% record, after bagging three wins from three games played.
Banyana Banyana registered an impressive hard-fought 2-1 win over 11-time champions, Nigeria before recording 3-1 and 1-0 wins over Burundi and Botswana respectively to seal a quarterfinal place.
Thanks to her managerial masterclass thus far, Coach Desiree Ellis was named the Best Coach of the Group Stage.
Meanwhile, Morocco’s skipper Ghizlane Chebbak was named the best player of the Group Stage thanks to her three goals in three games.
The Best XI of the Group Stage according to CAF are – Goalkeeper- Andile Dlamini (South Africa); Defenders – Zineb Redouan (Morocco); Lushomo Mweemba (Zambia); Osinachi Ohale (Nigeria) and Samia Aouni (Tunisia); Midfielders – Refiloe Jane (South Africa), Grace Chanda (Zambia) and Ghizlane Chebbak (Morocco); Forwards – Rasheedat Ajibade (Nigeria); Ajara Nchout (Cameroon) and Refilwe Tholakele (Botswana).
Andile Dlamini and her South African team will be in action on Thursday against Tunisia for a place in the semi-final. Nigeria and Cameroon go head-to-head on the same day. Wednesday’s last-eight clashes will see hosts Morocco square off against Botswana while Zambia and Senegal will battle it out for a place in the last four.
We wish Sticks and the rest of the team all the best in Morocco!