25 November 2018 – Head coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana, Desiree Ellis, says that even though is happy they got a point that kept them at the top of Group B in the 2018 Women’s AFCON, she was not impressed with the performance of her team and they will have to do better against Mali in the semi-finals if they are realise their dream of qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
South Africa played to a 1-1 draw against a stubborn Zambia in the last match of the group stages of the tournament – the clash took place on Saturday, 24 November at the Accra Sports Stadium. Banyana Banyana are now back in Cape Coast to prepare for their do or die match against Mali in the last four on Tuesday, 27 November at the Cape Coast Stadium.
Nigeria and Cameroon clash in the other semi-final, on the same day, but in Accra. Here’s what Ellis said after the fixture against Zambia.