The Cosafa Women’s Championship will be staged in Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape province from July 31 to August 11. Banyana are pitted against Malawi, Madagascar and debutants Comoros in Group A.
“This tournament [the Cosafa Cup] is very important for us because we have not won a game in 2019. I think this kind of tournament will allow us to boost our confidence once again, knowing that we’re the defending champs,” Van Wyk stressed.
“Yes, there will be pressure on us, because people have their eyes on us especially after coming back from the World Cup. They are looking at a team that played at the highest level and they are looking for good football.”
Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Mauritania will battle it out in Group B. Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola and eSwatini face-off in Group C.
This year’s edition also includes the inaugural Under-20 women’s competition, boasting eight nations. SA are grouped with Namibia, Zimbabwe and Malawi in Pool A. Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania and eSwatini are in Group B.