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Mozambique, S/African women line up football friendly


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Members of Mozambique´s female national soccer team are gearing up for an international friendly match with their counterparts in South Africa scheduled for next weekend.The match will take place in the industrial city of Nelspruit on June 9, APA can confirm on Sunday from news sources in Maputo following preparations by both teams.

South Africa´s 24 locally-based players called up for the Banyana Banyana camp have all undergone fitness and assessment tests that took place at the Wits training grounds in Johannesburg on Friday.

Banyana Banyana coach Mkhonza has described the mood in his camp as inspirational and believes that he will be able to select a strong squad for the upcoming friendly match.

“This camp has started off on a good footing. The atmosphere is electric, there is healthy competition between them and the new players are fitting in well as the regular players welcome the new ones to the national team set-up,” said Mkhonza.

Mkhonza said after the fitness tests and training sessions on Friday and Saturday, players called up for the national team will know what is expected of them when they get to camp.

The coach said he has also noticed an improvement in the fitness levels of many of the players and attributes this to the growing competition in the Sasol League.

“This also means that clubs in the Sasol League are doing a great job in developing these players and ensuring that players are well conditioned by the time they get to the national team camps. These are the players we will look at to make a contribution to the national team. We would also like to form strong communication channels with coaches through the upcoming Sasol League road shows for the growth and progression of our national team” Mkhonza remarked.

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