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Banyana don't want to blow cup chance

By unknown | Apr 14, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Linda Moreotsene

Linda Moreotsene

After past failures, the world stage is beckoning for Banyana Banyana who have just one hurdle to go before qualifying for the World Cup.

Standing between them and a place in Germany in 2011 is Cameroon, who they play on May 4 in Douala. Safa director of women's football Fran Hilton-Smith and her team are going the extra mile to ensure nothing goes wrong.

First, Hilton-Smith and coach Augustine Makalakalane spent a week in Cape Town, consulting the country's most successful development academy, the Ajax Cape Town Academy. The aim is to strengthen the women's academy at the High Performance Center in Tshwane.

Then they have lured World Cup winning coach, German Tina Thuene-Meyer, to South Africa for two weeks next month to apply finishing touches to the work done so far, Hilton-Smith said.

"She will arrive on May 18. We actually want to finish the match and qualify on the first leg, but since Tina is the best in the world, we wanted to rope her in because of the positive impact she made on our game before," Hilton-Smith said.

Thuene-Meyer contributed to Banyana's successful tour of Germany and Holland last year.


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