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Banyana Banyana Handed Tricky 2018 AFCON Draw

Banyana Banyana have been drawn in a tricky group for the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, set to get underway in Ghana next month.

The COSAFA Cup champions have been pitted against holders Nigeria, Zambia and Kenya in Group B.

Desiree Ellis and his charges recently landed back in the country after their tour of Chile where they lost 1-0 in their first match before settling for a 2-2 draw in their second match.

The national women’s team face a daunting task and will have to finish in the top three if they are to make it to next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

South Africa has qualified for every AFCON edition since its inception back in 1998, with their best finish being as runners-up at home in 2000 and in Equatorial Guinea eight years later.

The competition runs from November 17- December 1, with Banyana opening their AFCON tournament against their fiercest nemesis, the Super Falcons, on November 18 at the Cape Coast Stadium.

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