The 2019 Women’s World Cup kicked off last Friday with 24 teams in the race to be crowned “queens” of the game over the month-long tournament in France.
There are 24 teams classed into six groups. Africa’s representatives are Nigeria’s Super Falcons, Banyana Banyana of South Africa and the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon.
The groups with African representatives are as follows:
GROUP A: France (hosts), Korea Republic, Norway, Nigeria
GROUP B: Germany, China, Spain, South Africa
GROUP E: Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands
In this rolling coverage, Africanews keeps up to date with the major ongoings around the three African teams.
You can read about the following major areas by scrolling below:
- South Africa’s dismal outing ends with 4 – 0 rout
- Nigeria face hosts, South Africa hope to end on a high
- Africa’s remaining fixtures as at 15 – 06 – 2019
- Cameroon lose to Netherlands
- South Africa lose to China
- Match Day: South Africa vs. China in Paris
- Match Report: Nigeria vs. Korea in Grenoble
- Match Report: Cameroon’s narrow loss to Canada
- Rolling updates on African representatives
- Summary of 8th WWC and France hosting
- Match report: South Africa vs. Spain
- Match report: Nigeria vs. Norway
South Africa hammered by rampant Germans
South Africa confirmed their exit from the tournament with a 4 – 0 loss to two-time champions Germany. The Banyana Banyana became the first team to officially exit the tournament.
Incidentally they are the only team in Group B to have failed to secure even a point in the group games.
The scored one goal through talisman Kgatlana in the opening game against Spain. They, however, conceded eight times. Three to Spain, one to China and four against Germany.
Breakdown of South Africa’s stats at 2019 Women’s World Cup
Games played: Three
Goals scored: One (against Spain)
Goals conceded: Eight
Points gained: Zero
Match Scores: 1 – 3 vs. Spain, 0 – 1 vs. China, 0 – 4 vs. Germany.