South Africa star, Thembi Kgatlana insists the time is right to dethrone the Super Falcons as the best team on the continent, reports Completesports.com.
The two rivals have been pitted against each other in Group C of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.
The Super Falcons have won the WAFCON title nine times.
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The Banyana Banyana have lost thrice to the Super Falcons in the final of the competition.
The South Africans have been fighting back and have beaten the Falcons twice between 2018 and 2021.
“I think for a number of years Banyana hadn’t exported a lot of players overseas and that has given Nigeria and other teams the upper hand because they were able to export players,”Kgatlana told CAF Online.
“But then things are starting to look good and exciting for Banyana because we have a number of overseas based players, that means they are training every day, physically and mentally, at a high level.
“And we have the Hollywoodbets (Super League) that is on this season, that means the coaches will not have a problem getting the players to be fit than playing a tournament and some players are offseason.
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“I think for a number of years Banyana have struggled because they were not able to export players but things are looking positive now.”
Morocco will the host the competition from July 2- July 23 .
Banyana will face Nigeria in their opening match of the competition on 4 July at Prince Moulay Hassan Sports Complex in Rabat.
By Adeboye Amosu
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