The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana have assembled for their training camp ahead of the trip to Japan to face the hosts in an international friendly match.

The South Africans fly out tonight [16h50] via Hong Kong where they will arrive tomorrow [Wednesday, 6 November and transit overnight].

They depart Hong Kong on Thursday, 7 November at 11h05 en route to Fukuoka and are expected to land at 15h25 local time [08h25 South African time].

Banyana Banyana and Japan will face off on Sunday, 10 November 2019 at the Kitakyushu Stadium in Fukuoka, Japan.

Kickoff is at 12h45 local time [05h45 South African time – Japan is seven hours ahead].

The two nations will then lock horns again in a practice match the following day [Monday, 11 November] before the squad returns home where they are expected to land on Wednesday, 13 November at 07h10.

This will be the second ever ever meeting between the two nations – the first was at the London Olympic Games in July 2012, and ended goalless.

Both countries were at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France – with Banyana Banyana being knocked out in the group stages, while the Asians departed the scene in the next round of 16.

Source: SAFA