PORT Elizabeth’s soccer ace Amanda Sister is one step closer to making the London Olympics squad after being included in the Banyana Banyana squad to play Tanzania in an international friendly in Dar-Es-Salaam on Sunday.
Banyana head coach Joseph Mkhonza announced the squad of 18 yesterday.
The squad will also take on Zambia in two African Championship matches later this month. Sister, who is currently on camp with the national squad, is a defender for the Zwide-based Liverpool Ladies.
Mkhonza said the match against Tanzania was mainly to prepare the squad for the upcoming African Women’s Championship (AWC) qualifiers against Zambia.
"This friendly against Tanzania is very crucial for us as we prepare for the AWC qualifiers.”
The Banyana Banyana technical team has taken a different approach to training the squad by dividing them into their different positions on the field.
"Dividing the players into their various on-field departments has helped us greatly in focusing on these individually.
"It enables us to tackle the different field movements as well as positions and also allows us to work on set-pieces.
"We’ve had a serious lack in the goal-scoring department but within the two days that we’ve implemented this programme, we’ve seen plenty of improvement,” Mkhonza said.