The South African Football Association – Coaching

Banyana to stick to their identity against Les Teranga Lionesses

Banyana to stick to their identity against Les Teranga Lionesses

3 June 2024 – Banyana Banyana are determined to stick to their style of play when they take on Senegal in the second international friendly match in Thies on Tuesday, 4 June 2024. The Sasol sponsored South African senior women’s national team played to a 1-1 draw in...

Motau reflects on draw against Senegal

Motau reflects on draw against Senegal

2 June 2024 – Amogelang Motau has made a steady rise up the ranks and has played for South Africa from junior level, and she even captained the U17 Women’s National Team during the 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup. Motau has been part of the Banyana Banyana set-up on...

Banyana share the spoils with Teranga Lionesses 

Banyana share the spoils with Teranga Lionesses 

1 June 2024 – Banyana Banyana played to 1-1 draw with Senegal in the first of two international friendly matches  at Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal, on Saturday night.   In what was a very physical match, the South African Senior Women’s National Team dominated...

Banyana in good spirts ahead of Senegal matches

Banyana in good spirts ahead of Senegal matches

31 May 2024 –Banyana Banyana arrived in Saly, Senegal, on Thursday night after travelling for almost 20 hours from South Africa. Coach Desiree Ellis’ side was welcomed by jubilant members of the South African Embassy in Senegal, who said they were honoured to see the...

Banyana return to camp ahead of Senegal friendlies

Banyana return to camp ahead of Senegal friendlies

27 May 2024 - Banyana Banyana reported for camp in Johannesburg on Sunday evening where they will have two local training sessions before heading to Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday to play two international friendly matches against the West Africans. The Sasol-sponsored...

South Africa dominant at the inaugural COSAFA Awards

South Africa dominant at the inaugural COSAFA Awards

10 May 2024 - South Africa dominated the inaugural COSAFA Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday night with local coaches and players taking centre stage. It was a fantastic night for South African football and Banyana Banyana coach Dr Desiree Ellis...

Banyana to face Senegal in international friendly matches

Banyana to face Senegal in international friendly matches

8 May 2024 - Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) champions Banyana Banyana will play two away international friendly matches against Senegal during the FIFA break in the coming weeks. Coach Dr Desiree Ellis' charges will face the West Africans in their backyard on...

Dr Desiree Ellis it is

Dr Desiree Ellis it is

25 April 2024 - Banyana Banyana coach Dr Desiree Ellis has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The revered Dr Ellis received the honour on Thursday, 25 April 2024 in Cape Town and she told www.safa.net she was...