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  • Booysen Appointed South Sudan Coach

    Booysen Appointed South Sudan Coach

    South Sudan have appointed South African Shilene Booysen as the new Head Coach of their National’s Women’s Team. Booysen, who has CAF A Licence, had been serving as a Performance Analyst and Assistant Coach to Desiree Ellis in the Banyana Banyana set up. She’s been involved with the national team since 2014. The experienced Booysen […]

  • Ellis – You Can Already See The Professionalism Rubbing Off On The Players

    Ellis – You Can Already See The Professionalism Rubbing Off On The Players

    Banyana Banyana Head Coach Desiree Ellis says the training camp has been going well ahead of their friendly games against Zambia and Botswana, and she’s been pleased with the involvement of some of the foreign-based players. South Africa and Zambia will meet on Saturday, and then three days later Banyana face Botswana. Both matches will […]

  • Banyana Beat Zambia In Friendly

    Banyana Beat Zambia In Friendly

    Banyana Banyana picked up a good 3-1 win over Zambia in an international friendly on Saturday afternoon at Wits Stadium. Banyana Banyana 3-1 Zambia Barbara Banda gave the visitors the lead in the 17th minute, when her long range effort flew into the goal. Banyana were level in the 40th minute when Noko Matlou headed […]

  • Comfortable Win As Banyana Down Botswana

    Comfortable Win As Banyana Down Botswana

    Banyana Banyana walked away comfortable winners, as they beat Botswana 2-0 in an international friendly at the Wits Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. Banyana Banyana 2-0 Botswana It was a positive start by Desiree Ellis’s team, who from the get go took control of the game, and showed their attacking intent, Gabriela Salgado testing Sedilame Bosija […]

  • Ellis – We Were Able To Try Out A Few Different Things

    Ellis – We Were Able To Try Out A Few Different Things

    Banyana Banyana Head Coach Desiree Ellis says says that it was good for her players to get some game time, after friendly wins against Zambia and Botswana this week. Banyana beat Zambia 3-1 on Saturday and followed that up with a 2-0 win over Botswana yesterday, and Ellis says that they used the games to […]

  • Matlou – I Knew That I was Going To Score

    Matlou – I Knew That I was Going To Score

    Banyana Banyana veteran Noko Matlou says she expected to score in one of the international friendlies against Zambia and Botswana this past week.  Matlou netted a brace as the South African national senior women’s team came from a goal down to defeat the Copper Queens 3-1 at the Wits stadium last weekend. In the other […]

  • Ellis – I Have Always Thought The Second Edition Would Be Better

    Ellis – I Have Always Thought The Second Edition Would Be Better

    After the second round of the 2021 SAFA National Women’s League (SNWL) Lethabo Kganyago reports that Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis is pleased with what she has seen so far.  Ellis watched the Limpopo derby where First Touch Academy defeated rookies MaIndies Ladies 2-1 at Seshego stadium in Limpopo on Saturday. First Touch came […]

  • Banyana To Take On Mozambique First

    Banyana To Take On Mozambique First

    Banyana Banyana will take on Mozambique in the first round of the qualifying games for the 2022 CAF Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. The draws for the AWCON, as well as the draws for the Under-20 and Under-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers took place in Cairo on Monday, and after the draw it was confirmed […]

  • Ellis – We Will Not Underestimate Any Team

    Ellis – We Will Not Underestimate Any Team

    Banyana Banyana Head Coach Desiree Ellis has reacted after Banyana were drawn against Mozambique in the first round of the the 2022 African Women’s Championships qualifying competition. Ellis, speaking after the draw, says it’s exciting for her side to be back at international football  after an almost two year absence owing to the outbreak of […]

  • R17m Sponsor In As Super League Heats Up

    R17m Sponsor In As Super League Heats Up

    This past weekend’s national women’s league action wrapped up on a historic note as it saw Hollywoodbets unveiled as new sponsor before the Tshwane derby between Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies and Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) on Sunday. The league is now known as the “Hollywoodbets Super League” after the betting company announced a R17million injection […]

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