(October 27, 2010)
Having turned the halfway point in the season, Norway now faces a rematch against South Africa, coached by Robb Schaffer, and led by last season’s Norwegian, Emma Simpson. South Africa has been improving throughout the season, and Norway will be without two key players, so it will definately be a test for the Norwegians as to whether they can match their previous success against this opponent.
Internationally, the South Africans are only ranked 57th in the world by FIFA, and are about to participate in the African Women’s Championship, kicking off this Sunday, to see whether they can finish in the top two spots and earn a place in the World Cup. Norway, ranked 7th, is coming off an international friendly loss to Sweden on Tuesday.