Pauw announced 22 players for 2015 All Africa Games
Pauw has kept the bulk of the squad that has done duty for South Africa in the last few matches.
Two players will not travel to Congo as Banyana Banyana is only allowed 20 players for the tournament.
Pauw was not able to get some of the players she wanted – all the overseas-based players have been left out because the tournament comes outside the FIFA Calendar.
Jermaine Seoposenwe, Robyn Moodaly, Kelso Peskin, Kaylin Swart were not released by their clubs as well as Thembi Kgatlana. Goalkeeper Roxanne Barker from Iceland is also a doubtful starter.
She will not be available for the first two matches.
“Unfortunately it is the way it is. As long as these matches or tournaments do not fall under the FIFA Calendar dates we will always have these challenges. But I have confidence in the players that we have in the team. I believe we will do well,” said Pauw.
Banyana Banyana have been draw in Group B alongside Cameroon, Ghana and Egypt while hosts Congo are in Group A with Nigeria, Tanzania and Ivory Coast.
The South Africans open their encounter against Cameroon on Monday, 7 September at the Stade de l’unite 3.
Kickoff is at 17h00 local time in Brazzaville (18h00 SA Time).