27 May 2019 – Head coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana says being in France for their final leg of preparations for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, starting next month, is a clear indication of just how close the tournament is to kickoff.

The squad is in Rouen, in the North of France, and will face another world cup bound Norway on 2 June 2019 in Amiens – the final match of preparations.

South Africa faces Spain in their opening match of the tournament on 8 June 2019 in Le Havre.

Here is what Ellis had to say about preparations: