The South African team has validated their ticket to the semifinals of the Women’s African Cup of Nations (CAN 2022) and to the next World Cup, on July 14 in Rabat. In the quarterfinals of CAN 2022, the South Africans beat the Tunisians 1-0. They will challenge Zambia on July 18.
South Africa will play its second world championship in a row after 2019 in France. The South Africans have really assured their presence for the 2023 edition, scheduled for Australia and New Zealand, on July 14 in Rabat. A success against Tunisia, in the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2022), which also sends them to the semifinals of CAN 2022 against Zambia.
The South Africans negotiated this meeting well against the Tunisians, although the latter pushed them in sequence.
Center forward Jermaine Seoposenwe made the difference in the 14th minute. Served full shoulder, she overtook defenders Chayma Abbassi and Samia Aouni to beat Carthage Eagles goalkeeper Soulayma Jebrani: 1-0.
Tunisia deprived of a penalty The Tunisians tried to react, especially through striker Leïla Maknoun, whose half-volley recovery was rejected by Banyana Banyana’s door, Andile Dlamini (25th). Or on a free kick from Aouni (52nd). They may also have been deprived of a penalty, during stoppage time, after a shock with Mariem Houijj in the opposing area (90th + 2).
Tunisia will therefore play a classification match on July 17 in Casablanca, against Senegal. If they win, they will take part in an international draft tournament for the 2023 World Cup in February.