The team has lined up a friendly match with Egypt on October 22 as part of their preparations for the Women Africa Cup of Nations to be played in Cameroon between November and December.
The former Banyana skipper says she is excited about her new role on the team and is looking forward to it.
“I am excited about this project. I am looking forward to this coming week and thereafter,” said Ellis on her appointment.
“It is a good and well-balanced squad, and I am confident we’ll pick up from where we left off during the Olympics,” Ellis told Safa.net
There are a couple of new names in the senior team, which has seen Under-20 skipper Amogelang Motau making the squad, while Ellis kept most of the team that did duty at the Rio Olympic Games.
Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Yolula Tsawe (JVW FC), Mapaseka Mpuru (HPC)
Letago Madiba (TUT), Nothando Vilakazi (Palace Super Falcons FC), Janine Van Wyk (JVW FC), Noko Matlou (Maindis FC), Astria Boks (Santos FC), Bambanani Mbane (Bloemfontein Celtic), Lebogang Mabatle (TUKS)
Mamello Makhabane (JVW FC), Amogelang Motau (UWC), Silindile Ngubane (Durban Ladies FC), Refiloe Jane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Nompumelelo Nyandeni (JVW FC), Bongiwe Thusi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Linda Motlhalo (JVW FC), Lebogang Rakhuduwe (TUT), Thembi Kgatlana (UWC)
Rhoda Mulaudzi (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Shiwe Nogwanya (Bloemfontein Celtic), Andisiwe Mcgoyi (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Bontle Mashilo (TUT)