Banyana held by Sweden in Cape Town

Jermaine Seoposenwe of South Africa and Olivia Schough of Sweden during the International Women's Friendly match between South Africa and Sweden at Cape Town Stadium.

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CAPE TOWN - South Africa were held to a goalless draw in a friendly game against Sweden at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday.

Banyana made four changes from the team that suffered a 2-1 loss to the Netherlands as captain Janine Van Wyk sat out the game with a groin injury.

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Sweden threatened first when striker Stina Blackstenius drew a smart save from shot-stopper Andile Dlamini in the 12th minute, as South Africa's defence stood firm in the first 45.

African Women's Player Of The Year, Thembi Kgatlana was shackled by the Swedish defence as Banyana only managed one shot on target the entire game.

The game might have ended in a stalemate, but it proved to be an entertaining contest as Banyana continue preparations for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

Banyana's next game is against Finland on 27 February in the Cyprus Cup.




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