Bolobedu Born Star Ready to Shine in African Women Cup of Nation (AWCON)


By Staff Reporter

GA-MAUPA VILLAGE-Banyana Banyana and FC Dinamo Minsk defender Lebohang Ramalepe (30) has been selected to represent the nation at African Women Cup of nations (AWCON) in Morocco from 2 to 23 July.

The Bolobedu Born and former ClubMa-Indies (Polokwane) star hails from a small village called Ga-Maupa in Bolobedu under Greater Letaba in Limpopo Province.

During the 2018 African women Cup of Nations that was held in Ghana,Ramalepe was named in 2018 AWCON CAF best XI after losing against in the final against Nigeria.

Banyana Banyana are drawn in group C which includes Nigeria, Botswana and Burundi as they will be looking to progress to the next round.

The South Africans who have never won this competition, will be making their Thirteens overall appearance at the AWCON and play their opening match against Nigeria on the 4th of July and that match will be followed by fixtures against Burundi and Botswana to complete their assignments in group C.

The top-four finishers in Morocco will represent Africa at the 2023 Fifa World Cup, to be co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

SA squad

Goalkeepers: Andile Dlamini (Sundowns), Kaylin Swart (JVW), Regirl Ngobeni (UWC).

Defenders: Bambanani Mbane, Karabo Dhlamini (both Sundowns), Lebogang Ramalepe (Minsk), Janine van Wyk (JVW), Bongeka Gamede (UWC), Noko Matlou (Eibar).

Midfielders: Refiloe Jane (Milan), Nomvula Kgoale (Parquesdesol), Linda Motlhalo (Djugardens), Thalea Smidt (Sundowns), Biyana (Gijon), Sibulele Holweni, Amogelang Motau (both UWC), Robin Moodaly (JVW).

Forwards: Jermaine Seopasenwe (Braga), Melinda Kgadiete, Noxolo Cesane (both Sundowns), Nthabiseng Majiya (Richmond), Thembi Kgatlana (Atletico), Magaia (Sportstoto).


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