South Africa at the Women's World Cup 2019: Schedule, scores, full roster, fixtures, TV and live stream

South Africa played in its first ever Women's World Cup this summer. The debut came 21 years after the men's team premiered on the world stage at the 1998 tournament, also in France. The women's team went winless in its three group stage games at the 2019 tournament, bowing out after losses to Spain, China and Germany.

For the tournament's full schedule, standings and more click here.

Here's the roster, the team's history at the World Cup and more.


Goalkeepers: Mapaseka Mpuru (University of Pretoria), Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns), Kaylin Swart (Golden Stars)

Defenders: Lebogang Ramalepe (MaIndies), Nothando Vilakazi (Gintra Universitetas), Noko Matlou (MaIndies), Janine van Wyk (JVW), Bambanani Mbane (Bloemfontein Celtic), Tiisetso Makhubela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongeka Gamede (University of the Western Cape)

Midfielders: Mamello Makhabane (JVW), Karabo Dhlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns), Linda Motlhalo (Beijing Phoenix), Refiloe Jane (no club affiliation), Leandra Smeda (Vittsjö), Kholosa Biyana (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Busisiwe Ndimeni (Tshwane University of Technology), Sibulele Holweni (Sophakama Ladies/HPC)

Forwards: Ode Fulutudilu (Málaga), Amanda Mthandi (University of Johannesburg), Thembi Kgatlana (Beijing Phoenix), Jermaine Seoposenwe (Gintra Universitetas), Rhoda Mulaudzi (no club affiliation)

Competition history

World Cup appearances: Zero
Best finish: N/A
Last World Cup: N/A


Saturday, June 8
Spain 3, South Africa 1

Thursday, June 13
China 1, South Africa 0

Monday, June 17
Germany 4, South Africa 0

What to know

This team isn't expected to sniff a round of 16 spot, but if the team can it will have to be behind the play of Thembi Kgatlana. She's a gifted forward who plays for the Houston Dash. Young, speedy but raw, she can produce moments of magic and was the top scorer at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations last year. If she's in top form, the Bafana Bafana have a chance.

How to watch

You can watch the entire tournament on fuboTV (Try for free). 

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