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Jordaan congratulates Banyana Banyana

Banyana Banyana celebrate after the match  during the Olympic Qualifier 2nd Leg match between Equatorial Guinea and South Africa  on 18 October 2015 at Estadio De Bata (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Banyana Banyana celebrate after the match during the Olympic Qualifier 2nd Leg match between Equatorial Guinea and South Africa on 18 October 2015 at Estadio De Bata (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan has congratulated Banyana Banyana for qualifying for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

This comes after Banyana qualified for the Olympics by beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 away in Bata on Sunday.

READ: Banyana qualify for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

“Today (Sunday) is a historic day for women’s football. Not only have they qualified for the Rio Olympics but have done so in style – winning away from home in a ‘hostile’ Bata environment.

“Few teams survive trips to Equatorial Guinea as Nigeria would attest but coach Vera Pauw plotted one of the greatest wins in South African football history,” Jordaan told the official Safa website.

“The team showed amazing character and I, on behalf of the entire South African football family would like to urge the team to continue building on this remarkable feat. They must now dominate continental football and work on being among the top sides in the world. They have the capacity and character to do so.

“As we await the Under-17 to show the world what they are made of in Chile when they meet Costa Rica in the opening game, for now let’s enjoy what our girls have done for our winning nation. This is massive!”

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