Dr. Danny Jordaan believes that not having a world cup winner in their group, gives Banyana Banyana a good chance of qualifying for the next round of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The draw was conducted on Saturday in Auckland, New Zealand, and the ladies were drawn alongside Italy, Sweden and Argentina in Group G.
” When you look at the World Cup, it has the 32 best teams in the world and every group is tough, ” SAFA President Dr. Danny Jordaan told SAFA media website.
” Looking at our group, I think we stand a chance and we have to prepare well now.
” We don’t have a world champion in our group, so we do stand a chance but it won’t be easy.
” All African teams, I think, are in extremely strong groups and we hope that one or two African teams get through to the second round.
“We have been to France and this is our second time at the World Cup, we have to go through to the next round.”
The SAFA President also used the occasion to promote South Africa’s bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup to the dignitaries in attendance at the draw.
” As far as bidding is concerned, we are waiting for two things”, continued the Dr. Jordaan.
” For FIFA to bring out the regulations requirements for bidding countries. Germany is here and they are bidding around and talking, and I have also been interacting with different people. So there is a strong feeling that we should be one of those who will be there at the end.”
The President lamented that it’s still a long way to go. That they have to get government approval, and acceptance of their credentials from FIFA, and to get the full scale of the bidding. So far it has been very promising.
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