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South Africa: Banyana’s Fairytale Continues


Banyana qualified for the knockout stages for the first time ever on Wednesday morning as the chance of further glory beckons on Sunday.

While they are going into their next game on Sunday as the underdogs, Banyana has every chance to cause another upset.

On paper, Banyana stood no chance of getting this far, having not won a single World Cup fixture in the past.

But now with an entire nation and perhaps the entire African continent behind them, Banyana are one win away from the quarter-finals.

The Netherlands will be confident they can get the better of the African champions after putting seven goals past Vietnam in their final group-stage fixture.

Ranked ninth in the world, the Netherlands are undefeated so far and even managed a draw against favourites America.

Banyana Banyana can count on the support of the nation when their fixture kicks off on Sunday at 4am.

The action will be live on DStv channels 201 and 203.

The Spar Proteas have been successful thus far and will need to get through their semi-final matchup if they are to stand a chance of winning the title on Sunday at 6pm.

The semi-finals are set for centre stage on Saturday at 11 am and 4 pm before the final on Sunday.

There will be several placement fixtures in between the major fixtures.

The semi-finals and final will be shown live on DStv channel 201.

Of course, the big match for South Africans is the controversial match-up between the