The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is going to be the biggest female football tournament this year. Everyone around the world is excited, and South Africans are no different.
They can’t wait to watch their women’s football team, Banyana Banyana, play against the world’s best. The team is set to compete in Group G, alongside Argentina, Italy, and Sweden.
With the stakes this high and the excitement building, South Africans and fans worldwide will want to know the best ways to tune into the matches.
This guide will give you the full run-down of how you can watch the Women’s World Cup, match fixtures, Squad, and more.
South Africa Women’s World Cup 2023 Schedule
|Jul 23, 2023||G||Sweden v South Africa||08:00||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|Jul 28, 2023||G||Argentina v South Africa||03:00||Dunedin Stadium|
|Aug 2, 2023||G||South Africa v Italy||10:00||Wellington Regional Stadium|
South Africa Women’s World Cup Squad 2023
South Africa’s squad for the Women’s World Cup 2023 is filled with seasoned veterans and emerging stars. Led by head coach Desiree Ellis, the team includes a mix of experienced players from national leagues and international clubs.
For example, Noko Matlou, a decorated player and veteran of the team, currently plays for Spain’s Eibar, and promising forward Noxolo Cesane plays for Mexico’s Tigres UANL.
The final 23-player squad was announced on 23 June 2023, with three reserve players named. However, due to an injury, reserve player Nthabiseng Majiya withdrew and was replaced by Siphumelele Shamase.
|GK||Kaylin Swart||28||South Africa JVW|
|GK||Andile Dlamini||30||South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns|
|GK||Kebotseng Moletsane||28||South Africa Royal AM|
|DF||Lebogang Ramalepe||31||South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns|
|DF||Bongeka Gamede||24||South Africa UWC|
|DF||Noko Matlou||37||Spain Eibar|
|DF||Fikile Magama||21||South Africa UWC|
|DF||Karabo Dhlamini||21||South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns|
|DF||Bambanani Mbane||33||South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns|
|DF||Tiisetso Makhubela||26||South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns|
|MF||Linda Motlhalo||25||Scotland Glasgow City|
|MF||Refiloe Jane||30||Italy Sassuolo|
|MF||Sibulele Holweni||22||South Africa UWC|
|MF||Kholosa Biyana||28||South Africa UWC|
|MF||Robyn Moodaly||29||South Africa JVW|
|MF||Nomvula Kgoale||27||South Africa TS Galaxy|
|FW||Noxolo Cesane||22||Mexico Tigres UANL|
|FW||Hildah Magaia||28||South Korea Sejong Sportstoto|
|FW||Gabriela Salgado||25||South Africa JVW|
|FW||Thembi Kgatlana||27||United States Racing Louisville|
|FW||Jermaine Seoposenwe||29||Mexico Monterrey|
|FW||Melinda Kgadiete||30||South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns|
|FW||Wendy Shongwe||20||South Africa University of Pretoria|
South Africa FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 TV Channel & Rights
In South Africa, the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has the broadcasting rights to air all the Women’s World Cup 2023 matches. SABC1 and SABC2 will be the main TV channels showing the games.
Additionally, radio coverage will be provided by SABC’s various radio stations, which will offer live commentary in multiple languages. They will also present pre-match and post-match analyses, team news, and more.
How to Stream Women’s World Cup 2023 from outside of South Africa?
If you are not in South Africa, there are plenty of ways to tune in. For those in the U.S., Fubo and Sling TV are great options to watch the matches.
If you are in a region without direct access to the tournament, a Virtual Private Network could be the answer. With a VPN like ExpressVPN, you can set your location to a country that does broadcast the games and streams from there.
How to watch FIFA Women’s World Cup in South Africa?
In South Africa, you can watch the matches live on SABC’s television channels or through their official website. However, if you prefer a more comprehensive streaming experience, consider subscribing to Showmax.
This MultiChoice-owned streaming service will broadcast all matches and offer additional features like English commentary.
It is comfortable for a wide range of devices such as Android phones, smart TVs, web browsers, iPhones, and iPads. Please note, you need to subscribe to Showmax Pro, which currently costs R349 per month.
Can I watch Soccer World Cup free in South Africa?
In South Africa, the national broadcaster, SABC, will broadcast the games for free on their channels. However, this does not include the online streaming service.
If you prefer to stream the matches online or via a device other than a TV, a subscription service like Showmax Pro will be necessary.
South Africans will surely be glued to their screens as they watch Banyana Banyana strive for success at the Women’s World Cup 2023.
After the team didn’t progress past the Group stage in 2019, this year’s tournament offers a chance for redemption and glory.
Whether you plan to watch on TV, radio, or online, make sure you don’t miss a moment of this thrilling event!