Desiree Ellis pictured with Vera Pauw at FIFA House in Switzerland. Photo: @descatain on twitter

ZURICH – Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis is in Zurich, Switzerland, to attend a Fifa Coach Mentorship Programme.

Ellis had been in camp in South Africa with her squad to prepare for the upcoming 2018 Africa Cup of Nations tournament scheduled for Ghana next month, leaving assistant coach Thinasonke Mbuli in charge of the squad in her absence.

Ellis will return home on Wednesday to continue with Banyana’s preparations for Ghana.

As part of Fifa’s commitment to increase the opportunities that exist within football for female coaches, the inaugural Fifa Coach Mentorship Programme was offered at Fifa’s House of Football in Switzerland.

Player Janine van Wyk (left) and Desiree Ellis (right) during the Banyana Banyana training camp. Photo: safa.net
Player Janine van Wyk (left) and Desiree Ellis (right) during the Banyana Banyana training camp. Photo: safa.net

The new project is designed to support female coaches by enabling them to acquire new knowledge, skills and experience that they can harness in their careers.

Female coaches from all over the world have gathered in Zurich for the workshop, where they will be paired with colossal names of women’s football, allowing them to benefit from invaluable first-hand advice. 

African News Agency (ANA)


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