Desiree Ellis believes her team can win the Cosafa Cup (South Africa)
Banyana Banyana interim coach, Desiree Ellis, is confident that her side can go all the way and challenge to win this year’s Cosafa Women’s Championship, despite having 10 new faces in her current squad.
Ellis, who was speaking after Banyana’s first training session in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe ahead of their first match of Group C against Lesotho on Thursday at Luveve Stadium (kick off 4.30pm), stated that the majority of her up and coming players showed hunger in training that they really wanted to win this championship.
Banyana are also pitted alongside Botswana and Namibia in their group, where they’ll be expected to do battle with them in pursuit of reaching the knockout stages of this competition.
“I told this group that they mustn’t put themselves under undue pressure now that they are selected to be in the senior national team,” Ellis said. “I told them that they must just continue with whatever they were doing in their respective teams because that’s what got them here in the first place. It becomes very important for them to remember that. They must always remember to always push themselves to improve in whatever situation they might find themselves in on the field. Doing that, will help up their game and confidence as every match they’ll get to participate in, progresses.
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