JOHANNESBURG – Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis led her side to the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup and has praised the work of Cosafa (Confederation of Southern African Football Associations) in helping the team to get to the showpiece competition in France.
Ellis is especially excited about the introduction of Cosafa women’s Under-20 and Under-17 competitions this year, which she says will be a major boost to all teams in the region in their bid to compete on the African stage.
Eight sides will take part in the inaugural Cosafa Women’s Under-20 Championship from July 31 to August 11 in Port Elizabeth, as the next generation of young stars will be able to test themselves against their peers.
“For the Under-20 teams it is fantastic that the competition is being played. It will help the profile of the teams and the profile of the region.
"Coupled with the Under-17 tournament in September, it is a big boost for the region,” Ellis said.