Laduma! Here’s EVERYTHING You Need To Know About The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

by | Jul 10, 2023 | News

Grab your vuvuzelas, dust off your makarapas and prepare to unleash a wave of soccer madness because the FIFA Women’s World Cup is just around the corner! And we’re totally here for it!

The countdown is on and it’s time to gear up, rally together and show our unwavering support for the talented athletes of Banyana Banyana. From Thu, 20 Jul 2023, to Sun, 20 Aug 2023, let’s turn the town into a sea of gold and green and support our national team. It’s game time, South Africa!

Game Fixtures

23 JulySweden vs South Africa7:00Wellington Regional Stadium
28 JulyArgentina vs South Africa 2:00Dunedin Stadium
2 AugustSouth Africa vs Italy9:00Wellington Regional Stadium
South Africa’s Group G fixtures
FIFA Women's World Cup Schedule

READ MORE: Banyana Banyana Talks World Cup, Training And How They’re Fuelling Up

Where To Watch

You can watch the matches on these channels, or follow along the highlights on the official FIFA World Cup website.

The Winning Squad 


  • Andile Dlamini
  • Kaylin Swart
  • Kebotseng Moletsane


  • Karabo Dhlamini
  • Bongeka Gamede
  • Fikile Magama
  • Tiisetso Makhubela
  • Noko Matlou
  • Bambanani Mbane
  • Lebohang Ramalepe


  • Kholosa Biyana 
  • Sibulele Holweni 
  • Refiloe Jane 
  • Nomvula Kgoale 
  • Robyn Moodaly 
  • Linda Motlhalo


  • Noxolo Cesane 
  • Melinda Kgadiete 
  • Thembi Ngatlana 
  • Hildah Magaia 
  • Gabriela Salgado 
  • Jermaine Seoposenwe 
  • Wendy Shongwe

READ MORE: The New Le Coq Sportif Banyana Bafana Fan Gear Is Here

Game Talk

Offside: When an attacking player is nearer to the opponent’s goal than both the ball and the second-to-last defender when the ball is passed to them.

Goal kick: A restart where the defending team kicks the ball from their own goal area after the ball has gone out of bounds over the goal line, last touched by the attacking team.

Penalty kick: A direct free kick awarded to the attacking team when a defending player commits a foul inside their own penalty area.

Yellow card: A caution given by the referee to a player as a warning for misconduct. Two yellow cards result in a red card and the player being sent off.

Hat-trick: When a player scores three goals in a single match.

Nutmeg: When a player passes the ball through an opponent’s legs.

Clean sheet: When a goalkeeper or team successfully prevents the opposing team from scoring any goals.

Tackle: The act of dispossessing an opponent of the ball by cleanly and legally challenging them.

Extra time: Additional playing time is added to a match when the score is tied after the regular 90 minutes, usually in knockout stages or finals.

Golden boot: The award given to the top goal scorer in a tournament or league.

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