All eyes will be on the Orlando Stadium as Banyana Banyana and DR Congo square off against each other on Monday evening. Which of these teams will be left standing at the end of this match?
As both teams contend with each other for a place in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics, here's how we think they'll line up for this clash:
Banyana Banyana vs DR Congo probable lineups
Goalkeeper: Kaylin Swart.
Defenders: Karabo Dhlamani, Bongeka Gamede, Tiisetso Makhubela, Lebogang Ramalepe.
Midfielders: Gabriela Salgado, Linda Motlhalo, Kholosa Biyana, Noxolo Cesane.
Strikers: Thembi Kgatlana, Jermaine Seoposenwe.
Banyana Banyana will likely line up in a 4-4-2 formation. Thembi Kgatlana and Jermaine Seoposenwe will likely be called upon to provide the goals for Desiree Ellis‘s side.
Goalkeeper: Fideline Ngoy.
Defenders: Belange Vukulu, Natacha Boyengwa, Aimeraude Mawanda, Danny Ngoyi.
Midfielders: Deborah Ngalula, S'arrive Badiambila, Falonne Pambani, Marlène Kasaj.
Strikers: Naomie Kaba-Kaba, Ruth Kipoyi.
Marcello Kadiamba is expected to adopt a 4-4-2 formation, with the Galatasaray duo of Naomie Kaba-Kaba and Ruth Kipoyi leading the attack for DR Congo.
Banyana Banyana vs DR Congo confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Banyana Banyana vs DR Congo head to head
This will be the third encounter between these teams. Banyana Banyana and DR Congo first clashed at the CAF Women's Africa Cup of Nations back in 2012. Interestingly, the Congolese didn't stand a chance against Banyana Banyana; as they suffered a humiliating 4-1 loss at the hands of South Africa.
These teams proceeded to meet in the reverse fixture of this tie last week, where they played out a 1-1 draw. As it stands, DR Congo are still on the hunt for their first win against Banyana Banyana.
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Banyana Banyana recent form
Banyana Banyana have played six matches since their FIFA Women's World Cup round of 16 exit; they won just two of those games, with a draw and three losses.
Interestingly, Desiree Ellis's side are coming into this match with a ton of confidence; as they have two wins and a draw in their last three matches. They'll fancy their chances against this DR Congo side.
DR Congo recent form
Although DR Congo haven't played many games in recent years, they've been a tough team to beat. Marcello Kadiamba's side lost just once in their last nine matches, with five wins and three draws.
As it stands, DR Congo have no losses in their last three games, and they'll hope to extend that unbeaten run by defeating Banyana Banyana today.
Where to watch Banyana Banyana vs DR Congo
Fans who reside in South Africa will be able to catch all the action live on SABC.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago