LISTEN! A successful FIFA Women’s World Cup for Africa!

In our latest episode of The COSAFA Show we look back at a successful 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup for African teams, not least our very own South Africa and Zambia.

We hear from a range of coaches and players on their experience of the tournament in Australia and New Zealand, where South Africa reach the round of 16 for the first time and Zambia claimed a maiden win in their debut tournament.

We get the view of Banyana Banyana forward Thembi Kgatlana, who was one of the stars of the tournament for her side with two goals and two assists, and will have caught the eye of many around the world.

Linda Motlhalo was also influential for South Africa in the midfield, and pitched in with a goal against Argentina. She shares her thoughts on her time Down Under.

The tournament was a personal triumph for South Africa’s coach Desiree Ellis, who enhanced her reputation, but she also left with the feeling of what might have been.

She speaks about what is needed for women’s football in the country to move forward.

Zambia had a difficult start to the World Cup but bounced back superbly to defeat Costa Rica 3-1 in their final game.

That meant they leave the competition with their heads held high, as coach Bruce Mwape explains. He is also now looking to the future.