Tag - Desiree Ellis

Flames lie in wait to torch Banyana Banyana in Cosafa

The 2021 COSAFA Women’s tournament gets underway in Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan with the sad absence of three original members that seems to be constant absentees during the last couple of years. As Angola gets proceedings underway against Mozambique and hosts South Africa entertains Malawi in a double-header programme, the absence of the three island...

Super Falcons gunning to down Banyana Banyana

By Andile Dladla The Nigerian Super Falcons, which is the senior women national team of Nigeria, have a mountain to climb against the South African senior national team in the Aisha Buhari International Cup in Lagos today. Although Nigeria quickly established dominance over South Africa when Banyana Banyana were re-admitted to international football during 1992, the...

Mbane wanted to bat for Banyana against Dutch

By Andile Dladla and Mandla Dlala The South African national women team Banyana Banyana's proposed departure for Europe tomorrow where they were supposed to tackle the powerful Netherlands Ladies in a friendly international match on Saturday has been cancelled, much to the disappointment of among others, Bambanani Mbane. First it was injuries that forced the national...

Ellis quits job for the love of Banyana

By Andile Dladla and Mandla Dladla Desiree Ellis was unrecognizable under her facemask, sitting on the bench and barking instructions to a new-look Banyana Banyana that went on to defeat Angola 2-0 in their opening group match of the 2020 COSAFA senior women Championship in Port Elizabeth. Now coach of Banyana, Ellis comes a long way...

Banyana skanking against Reggae Girlz in eThekwini

Jamaican Reggae Girlz captain has admitted that they do not know much about their South African hosts on the eve of their friendly game at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. A day after arriving in South Africa to play Banyana Banyana in what is considered the South African team’s farewell match before they head...

Ellis Brings in pacey winger for Jamaica

As South Africa fine tunes their preparations for the FIFA Women World Cup in France during June, coach Desiree Ellis has brought in winger Ode Fulutudilu for the friendly match against Jamaica in Durban on Sunday. The South African player with her roots deeply entrenched in the Democratic Republic of Congo and playing her professional...

Banyana and Super Falcons on collision course

South Africa’s Banyana Banyana and the Super Falcons of Nigeria must be wondering what they have to do in order to avoid each other in competitive football. But such is the nature of football that the West and Southern African countries that have built such an incredibly fierce rivalry that leaves the continent standing still...

Banyana in farewell jamboree against Reggae Girlz

South Africa’s senior national women team will play a farewell match against Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on April 7 before heading for their maiden FIFA World Cup tournament in France. There are a lot of similarities between the African and their Caribbean opponents besides just wearing the same national...

Banyana thrown in tough World Cup draw

South Africa were thrown into certainly one of the toughest groups when they were paired with former champions Germany, Spain and China for the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals at La Seine Island in Paris on Saturday evening. The other African representatives Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses were thrown into Group E with Canada, Netherlands and New...

SAFA bemoans lack of Banyana corporate support

The national football federation is disappointed that despite all the hype generated by Banyana Banyana’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup finals in France, corporate South Africa has not reacted with the same amount of enthusiasm. Myway insurance's Renee Otto was the first one to call the radio station last week, saying his company was...