The country has already won the right to host the 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup – the first time a major women’s world championship will be hosted on the African continent – and now want the senior event as well.
They are expected to face stiff face competition, however, notably from reigning world champions Japan.
But South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan said the country’s track record as hosts of major events would stand its bid in good stead.
Jordaan also announced the appointment of former Dutch international Vera Pauw as the new coach of the women’s side, Banyana Banyana.
She has been tasked with qualifying the team for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada, where Africa will have three representatives.
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