11 January 2019 – The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) congratulated Banyana Banyana head coach, Desiree Ellis and forward, Thembi Kgatlana for their recent achievements at the CAF Awards in Dakar, Senegal.

Ellis walked away with the woman coach of the year accolade while Kgatlana was crowned the best woman footballer plus received the goal of the year award for her wonder-strike against Nigeria in the recent Women’s AFCON.

See the congratulatory letter here