The South African Football Association – Coaching

Ellis: The past year has been a dream come true

Ellis: The past year has been a dream come true

12 February 2020 - Desiree Ellis knows what is to thrive and excel. Just last month, she collected her second successive CAF Women’s Coach of the Year award, having led South Africa to their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup™. But Ellis also knows what’s it like to...

Banyana Banyana movements abroad give us all hope – Ellis

Banyana Banyana movements abroad give us all hope – Ellis

11 February 2020– Head coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana, Desiree Ellis, says she is happy with the latest movements made by her players in a year where they will be trying to qualifying for the African Women’s Cup. Ellis’ comments come after striker...

Another Banyana Banyana player signs with European club

Another Banyana Banyana player signs with European club

8 February 2020 – Striker Jermaine Seoposenwe has become the latest Banyana Banyaan player to sign for a European club after joining Real Betis in Spain. She is the second South African player to play in that league following the exploits of fellow striker Odi...

Inspiring femal leaders join the WFS Africa speaker lineup

Inspiring femal leaders join the WFS Africa speaker lineup

31 January 2020 - Isha Johansen, the president of the Sierra Leone Football Association, and Desiree Ellis, head coach of South Africa’s women’s national team (Banyana Banyana), are making a difference in African football in unique ways and they are the...

Kgatlana moves from China to Portugal

Kgatlana moves from China to Portugal

27 January 2020 – Banyana Banyana forward Thembi Kgatlana has become the latest South African woman to join an overseas club. Following hot on the heels of Kelso Peskin, who is now on the books ofFrench side Toulouse FC Féminines, and Linda Motlhalo who...

Banyana Banyana duo seals European moves

Banyana Banyana duo seals European moves

27 January 2020 -- Banyana Banyana has two more players plying their trade in Europe – this after forward Kelso Peskin signed with French side Toulouse FC Féminines, while midfielder Linda Motlhalo made to a move to Djurgarden in Sweden. Among other South African...

Janine Van Wyk named Dana Cup Ambassador

15 November 2019– Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk has been named as the official Dana Cup Ambassador. The Dana Cup has made an agreement with Janine and her football academy, the JVW Girls Football Development in South Africa. JVW have participated in the Dana...

Leandra Smeda celebrates 100 caps

13 November 2019 -  Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana’s Leandra Smeda has joined an illustrious and elite group of national team players who have made 100 appearances for their country – the likes of  Janine van Wyk, Refiloe Jane, Nompulelelo Nyandeni, Noko Matlou,...

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