Ellis Announces Squad For Olympic Qualifier

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has announced the final 23-woman squad for the Olympic Third Round qualifier against Tanzania.

Banyana have been in camp in Johannesburg for the past few days ahead of the matches to be played on 23 February (away) and 27 February (Mbombela Stadium).

Coach Ellis says they are not going to take Tanzania for granted.

“We know the opponents, we have footage and we’ve already analysed them, the same way I’m sure as they have analysed us,” Ellis said.

“They beat Togo, who were at the last WAFCON, and that’s no mean feat. They also beat Botswana to qualify for this stage. We all know how good Botswana are and what happened back then.

“So, we’re not taking anything for granted.

“We’ve worked a lot on some of the things this week, obviously waiting for the international-based players to meet us on the other side and then continue with our preparations.”

Full Final 23-woman squad:

Written by: Diski Voice