Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
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6 Sep 2017
11:12 am

Ellis to take competitive squad to Cosafa

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Banyana Banyana interim coach Desiree Ellis says the Cosafa Women’s Championship is a good platform for some of the new members of the squad to stamp their authority in the team.

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

Ellis had to pick some fringe players as some of the regular members of the squad not available for the competition.

The Likes of Janine van Wyk, Jermaine Seoseposenwe, Andisiwe Mcgoyi and Linda Motlhalo are not in the list of the 20 players selected for the competition set to take place in Zimbabwe from September 13 to September 24.

“We are glad we had a selection camp not so long ago and it helped us come with a very competitive squad that we are taking to Zimbabwe. I am confident we will do well,” Ellis told the Safa website.

Banyana are drawn in Group C alongside Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia.

The begin their tournament campaign against Lesotho at Luveve Stadium next Thursday, followed by a clash with Namibia the next day before taking on Botswana on the final group stages match at Barbourfields Stadium.

Banyana Cosafa squad:

Goalkeepers: Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns)‚ Yolula Tsawe (JVW FC)‚ Roxanne Barker (Cape Town Roses)

Defenders: Nothando Vilakazi (Palace Super Falcons)‚ Koketso Tlailane (TUT-PTA)‚ Noko Matlou (Ma-Indies FC)‚ Bambanani Nolufefe (Bloemfontein Celtic)‚ Lebo Ramalepe (Ma-Indies FC)‚ Regina Mogolola (University of Pretoria)‚ Zanele Nhlapo (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Midfielders: Nompumelelo Nyandeni (JVW FC)‚ Leandra Smeda (UWC Ladies)‚ Refiloe Jane (TUT-PTA)‚ Rachel Sebati (TUT-PTA)‚ Kholosa Biyana (UKZN)‚ Nkoikoi Mabina (Kanatla Ladies)‚ Thembi Kgatlana (UWC Ladies)

Forwards: Rhoda Mulaudzi (Mamelodi Sundowns)‚ Chantelle Esau (Mamelodi Sundowns)‚ Nwabisa Kolisi (City Lads)

Stand By: Thato Letsoso (University of Johannesburg)‚ Lucinda Croy (Santos)‚ Letago Madiba (TUT-PTA)‚ Bontle Mashilo (TUT-PTA)