Banyana out to thrash Guinea

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Banyana Banyana are going for their second consecutive win in the African Women's Championships at the expense of Equatorial Guinea in Warri, Nigeria, today.

This is after South Africa got their campaign off to a dream start when they hammered Algeria 4-0 at Warri Township Stadium in the Delta State on Saturday.

August "Mthakathi" Makalakalane, Banyana Banyana coach, said they were looking forward to getting another win.

Equatorial Guinea, making their first appearance in the biennial continental tournament's finals, are chasing their first win after losing 4-2 to holders Nigeria on Saturday.

Guinea, who surprisingly arrived in Nigeria a few hours before their game against the Super Falcons, led 2-0 at the interval.

"We are not going to read too much into the defeat by Nigeria, they will be more dangerous after losing their opening match," said Makalakalane.

"They are a good side but I have no doubt that we will beat them. We want to finish the first round without a single defeat.

"The bigger plan here in Nigeria is to win the tournament. Nigeria's monopoly of African women's soccer is over," said Makalakalane.

The former Bafana Bafana midfielder expects captain Portia Modise and Belinda Nkosi to be declared fit for today's match. Banyana will also rely on Veronica Phewa, Nompumelelo Nyandeni and Jo-Anne Solomons.

The other Group A match today will feature Nigeria and Algeria. Cameroon will take on Black Queens of Ghana tomorrow, while Mali grapple with the Congolese.