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Phakaaathi Reporter
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2 Aug 2017
11:46 am

Banyana coach face selection headache for Cosafa Cup

Phakaaathi Reporter

Banyana Banyana interim coach Desiree Ellis says she will find it very difficult to select a squad for the Cosafa women’s tournament to be played in Zimbabwe in September.

Desiree Ellis coach of Banyana Banyana. (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

“When you are looking into the group of 34 and thinking how do we select the 23 that is needed for the Cosafa Cup, it is a terrible headache,” Ellis was quoted as saying by the Cosafa website.

“You put down names on a paper and move them around and you realise how much talent is available to us, but that is the challenge you want. If you leave someone out it is not because they are not a good player, it is just that the other one is better after you have worked around scenarios and what-ifs.”

This will be first Cosafa women tournament played since 2011, when Banyana lost in the final to Zimbabwe.