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Banyana Banyana search for World Cup berth in Morocco

By Andile Dladla & Mandla Dladla Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis is under no illusion about the heavy task that awaits South Africa at the African Women Cup of Nations tournament that gets underway in Morocco from July 2. South Africa has been paired with their perennial nemesis Nigeria with debutants Buundi and Botswana in...

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 Banyana in All-or-nothing clash

There will not be any sisterly love but everyone for themselves despite both countries coming from the southern region of the continent when South Africa line-up against Zambia in the third match of Group B in the African Women Cup of Nations qualifier in Accra on Saturday. After watching Cameroon eliminate host Ghana to top...

Magnificent seven for Banyana Banyana

It is not done and dusted yet, but it is safe to say that Banyana Banyana took a significant step closer to qualifying for the knockout stage of the African Women Cup of Nations when they handed Equatorial Guinea a 7-1 beating at the Cape Coast in Ghana on Wednesday evening. Following a 5-0 pasting...

SA not distracted by Eq Guinea off-field drama

It is now official and the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAF) has rejected Kenya’s appeal following their ejection from the African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) and cheating Equatorial Guinea reinstated and latter have already played and lost 5-0 to Zambia. Equatorial Guinea were found guilty by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Disciplinary...

Banyana Banyana pluck Super Falcons feathers

Houston Dash forward Linda Kgatlana came off the bench and smashed a long-range strike that sailed beyond the groping hands of goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi in the 85th minute as South Africa edged the Super Falcons 1-0 in Gold Coast on Sunday. This was the opening match of the ongoing African Women Cup of Nations tournament...