3 June 2019 – Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis was left disappointed after her side suffered a 7-2 defeat to Norway in the final match of preparations for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The clash took place on Sunday, 2 June in Amiens, France.

South Africa kickstart their World Cup campaign with another difficult assignment against Spain on Saturday, 8 June in Le Havre.

Norway led 5-0 at the break and Banyana Banyana tried to claw their way back into contention as they managed to score two gaols, but the damage was already done.

Here is what Ellis had to say;