Banyana eye victory over NZ in Olympic friendly

Banyana Banyana will face Sweden in their opening match of the 2016 Olympic Games.

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JOHANNESBURG - Banyana Banyana believe an impressive performance in their international friendly against New Zealand today will give be the perfect build up ahead of their

Olympics Games opener against Sweden next Wednesday.

The match is the final warm-up game for Vera Pauw's troops following two training sessions since their arrival in Rio de Janeiro last weekend.

Striker Jermaine Seoposenwe, participating in her first Games said: "It feels good to be here finally, even though it still feels like it is taking forever for the Games to start, but it is good to finally be in the Olympic Village. We also got some training under our belt and we are trying to get ready for our friendly, hopefully we can get a good result out of that."

Seoposenwe has highlighted the importance of winning ahead of their first match.

"I believe we need not just a good performance but a win because even though we played well against teams like the USA and The Netherlands, losses are not what we wanted. Getting a win in that match would be good for the team as a whole and it will increase the confidence of trying to get goals, which is what we have lacked in."

The Games officially kick off on August 5th.