The South African National Women’s team returned home on Tuesday after winning the Women’s African Cup Of Nations in Morocco. Banyana Banyana were phenomenal in their campaign, winning all three of their Group C matches starting with a 2-1 victory against Nigeria in the opening round, followed by a 3-1 win over Burundi and 1-0 win over Southern African neighbors Botswana.
Bafana Bafana international and Masandawana’s defender, Grant Kekana celebrated the victory of his fellow countrywoman in an exclusive interview at the club. Kekana said, “That was a phenomenal feat, they made an incredible history and they should be proud of themselves. They did a good thing, we are behind them and we support them.”
Banyana won their first Afcon title after beating Morocco 2-1 in the final in Rabat last Saturday. The prestigious tournament also acts as the qualifiers for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the top four teams heading to Australia and New Zealand. The 29-year-old Polokwane born star was also delighted that his former schoolmates clinched the highest prize in African football.
“It was also good to see a few of the Banyana girls that I went to school with lifting the trophy. It’s hard work and it’s been made to count. I think going forward into the world cup they should keep this in mind and take this with themselves that they are up there with the best and they shouldn’t think of themselves any lower.”