The DR Congo vs Banyana Banyana match live is on 30 October, with the South African side hoping to make it to Paris next year.
The second round of the CAF 2024 Olympic qualifiers gets underway with some tasty ties.
Banyana Banyana has the Léopards Dames in their sights. The DR Congo ladies have not played any qualifying game as they walked over Mozambique in the first round.
How much of a test they will pose for Banyana Banyana is unknown, but the South African ladies have promised to handle them with kid gloves.
So gird up your loins, sit back and relax for a Wednesday afternoon DR Congo vs Banyana Banyana match live clash.
The game comes up at 15:30 in Congo (16:30 RSA time). For those of you in Nigeria, perhaps you can do the maths. Sorry, my bad. Just having a laugh – it's 14:30.
DR Congo vs Banyana Banyana match live – what to expect?
With many fans expecting to watch the Where to watch DR Congo vs Banyana Banyana match live, the South African team headed for the Central African country amid high hopes for a good outing.
The highly-rated South African side, who made an impression at the recent FIFA Women's World Cup, are favourites for this tie.
Banyana Banyana is brimming with talent and experience, with several players looking to down the female Leopards.
The Léopards Dames may be an unknown quantity in Africa, with little for Banyana Banyana to go on in information, but the Congolese ladies have promised to give their more illustrious opponents a good game.
More worries for Banyana Banyana
Banyana Banyana is already missing a few players due to injuries and visa issues. The absence of these players makes their mission an uphill task, but the team coach, Desiree Ellis, has promised to make the best out of a bad situation.
Some missing players include Refiloe Jane, who is out due to injury.
Mexican-based striker Jermaine Seoposenwe will only be available for the return leg, and Fikile Magama's exams will clash with the second match.
Missing players are not the only worry for Ellis. She also has the harsh weather in Kinshasa to cope with.
Ellis and midfielder Kholosa Biyana raised concerns about the heat in central Africa ahead of their Olympic qualifier match against DR Congo on Wednesday.
When Banyana Bayana landed in the capital, the first point of notice was the torrid heat. Ellis has to map out a plan to survive the heat – literally.
Promises of a positive result
Despite the odds stacked against Banyana Banyana, Ellis said her side was ready and prepared for the game. She promised they would get the job done.
According to Ellis, the plan is to get a positive away result so that the home game can be easier.
The African champions missed out on the last quadrennial global showpiece after they fell short to rivals Botswana when they lost 3-2 on penalties.
Banyana Banyana Squad vs DR Congo
Banyana Banyana Squad for the 2024 CAF Women’s Olympic qualifiers against DR Congo on 25 October (1st leg) and 30 October (2nd leg ) 2023.
— Banyana_Banyana (@Banyana_Banyana) October 19, 2023
The following are the players invited for the DR Congo vs Banyana Banyana match live.
Conspicuous in the squad is veteran defender Janine Van Wyk, who hopes to make this her swansong with Banyana Banyana.
Goalkeepers: Andile Dlamini, Kaylin Swart, Katlego Moletsane
Defenders: Karabo Dhlamini, Fikile Magama, Janine Van Wyk, Faith Nokuthula, Asanda Hadebe, Tiisetso Makhubela, Lonathemba Mhlongo, Bongeka Gamede
Midfielders: Linda Motlhalo, Kholosa Biyana, Nomvula Kgoale, Amogelang Motau, Ayesha Moosa
Forwards: Nicole Michael, Gabriela Salgado, Noxolo Cesane, Melinda Kgadiete, Wendy Shongwe, Hildah Magaia, Thembi Kgatlana, Samkelisiwe Selana, Jermaine Seoposenwe
Where to watch the DR Congo vs Banyana Banyana match live.
🚨2024 CAF Women’s Olympic qualifiers 1st leg 🚨
⚽️DR Congo vs South Africa
🗓️ 25 October 2023
🏟️ Stade des Martyrs
🕞15:30 (16:30 RSA time)
— Banyana_Banyana (@Banyana_Banyana) October 18, 2023
If you're in South Africa and looking for where to watch the DR Congo vs Banyana Banyana match live, don't worry – we've got you.
The game will be beamed live by South Africa's national broadcaster, SABC Sport.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago