BULAWAYO – 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 this Thursday at Luveve Stadium (4.30pm kickoff), stated that a 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.