Skipper Banyana Banyana Revelo Gen says they know they will carry the hopes of more than 60 million South Africans to the World Cup, which will be held in New Zealand and Australia from July 20 to August 20.
In this World Championship, Banana will face Sweden, Argentina and Italy in Group G. SA and will face Sweden on July 23, before going into action against Argentina five days later. Italy is Banana“The last of the Group G competitors on August 2.
“When we go there we are not representing ourselves but all of SA. I think South Africa has a population of about 60 million, and we understand as Banyana that we carry the hopes of each and every one of those people on our shoulders. We don’t take it for granted, we know how important it is to be in the World Cup. We will make the country proud,“ Jane said.
Baniana captain who“She plies her trade in Italy with Sassuolo, confident in that“She will exit the group stages this time after failing to do so in the previous World Cup, hosted by France in 2019. Jane feels they have learned valuable lessons in France, where they lost all three matches in the pool stage.
“Looking at our group, I think we are“We have what it takes to advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. We have the quality and experience of the team,“ Jane said.
“The previous World Cup was a learning curve for us, and now we go there as African champions, and we have what it takes to advance to the next stage of the tournament. However, we will not get ahead of ourselves, first we need to bypass Sweden and then we will focus on Argentina and Italy.“
Jane believes that her playing with Italy makes her a secret weapon that Baniana can use to gain information on the European nation.
“Playing in Italy makes it easier for me to share information about them with management. I think 95% of the Italian national team players play at home, so some of them are my teammates and some of them are me“I played against. I know a lot of their team and their structure.“