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Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
17 Jul 2019
12:20 pm

Banyana coach Ellis happy with favourites tag for Cosafa Cup

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Desiree Ellis reckons teams in the Cosafa Women’s Championships will be on a mission to try and prove a point when they play against Banyana Banyana.

Desiree Ellis, coach of Banyana Banyana (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

The Banyana coach says having participated at the recent Fifa Women’s World Cup a well as being the defending champions of the Southern region tournament is the reason why their opponents will be eager to prove their worth against them when the competition starts on July 31 at Port Elizabeth.

“The expectation is always there, being Banyana and the defending champions. People will want to knock you off your perch, especially having been to the World Cup. But we have to show what we learnt at the World Cup and why we qualified to be there,” the Banyana mentor told the Safa website.

“We want to give the fans a taste of what we learnt at the World Cup, otherwise that experience counts for nothing. “It won’t be easy when you play the minnows they raise their game. No-one needs motivation to play a team that has come from the World Cup.”

Banyana Group A alongside Comoros Islands, Malawi and Madagascar.

 

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