Banyana Banyana lifts Cosafa Cup, again

Coach Desiree Ellis says the hunger and desire shown by the Banyana Banyana players to claim a hat-trick of Cosafa Women’s Championship trophies bodes well for the future as she looks ahead to the start of the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers against Botswana later this month.

South Africa defeated Zambia 1-0 in Sunday’s final to clinch the regional trophy‚ a feat achieved without their overseas-based players and having blooded a number of new individuals in senior international football.

Banyana had an impressive 11 different goal-scorers at the tournament‚ and Ellis says that ability to spread the load among the players and not rely on a few individuals is key going forward.

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