Both SA and Sweden see Tuesday’s friendly international at the Cape Town Stadium as vital preparation for the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup. The match will be played in honour of former struggle icon Albertina Sisulu and will come days after Banyana Banyana meet the Netherlands at the same venue on Saturday‚ a fixture to be played as the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Challenge. They are vital clashes‚ not only in honouring two women who made a huge contribution to SA’s liberation‚ but with the wider goal of fine-tuning preparations for the World Cup in France from June 7 to July 7. Sweden return to Cape Town for a second year having enjoyed their warm-weather training 12 months ago, which culminated in a 3-0 victory for the European side in a game that was perhaps closer than the scoreline suggests. “We are honoured to play the game on Tuesday‚” Sweden coach Peter Gerhardsson said. “I have learned a little bit of history and it is clear that Albertina Sisulu was a very important person. “...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.