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Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis excited over World Cup qualification

Published on: 29 November 2018
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis excited over World Cup qualification
Desiree Ellis coach of South Africa celebrates during the 2018 TOTAL African Womens Cup of Nations semi final match between South Africa and Mali on the 27 November 2018 at Cape Coast Stadium, Ghana / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Head coach of South Africa women’s football team, Desiree Ellis is delighted with her side’s qualification to next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

SA claimed a berth at 2019 global finals in France by virtue of reaching the final of the ongoing Africa Women Cup of Nations.

Banyana beat Mali 2-0 in their semifinal at the Cape Coast Stadium to seal the historic qualification and also set up a final date with Nigeria, who they pipped 1-0 in the group stages.

"We knew that we had accomplished what we wanted to do and that's going to the World Cup," Ellis said at the post-match press conference.

"This is not about this team only. This is about all of South Africa. This is about all the coaches there before. About all the players who have been there before. It is also about the Football Association.

"We wouldn't have been anywhere if they weren't on board. They have been tremendous in the preparations we have had over a year. They made sure we made the best preparations possible."

The final between South Africa and Nigeria will come off on Saturday, December 1,2018, at the Accra Sports Stadium.

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