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We Have To Be At Our Absolute best against Nigeria – Banyana Banyana Coach



Paris 2024: We Have To Be At Our Absolute best against Nigeria ? Banyana Banyana Coach

South Africa senior women’s national team head coach, Desiree Ellis has urged her players to be at their absolute best to overcome Nigeria’s Super Falcons in the Paris 2024 Olympic playoffs.

South Africa who are the WAFCON champions will face the Falcons in a highly anticipated fourth round CAF Women’s Olympic qualifier next month and the winner over two legs will compete in Group C at the Paris Games.

Banyana will travel to Abuja for the first leg billed for 5 April before welcoming the nine-time African champions at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on 9 April 2024.

Banyana Banyana assembled for camp in Pretoria on Monday, 25 March and their first official training session was on Tuesday.

Ahead of the qualifiers, Ellis praised her team saying she was impressed by what she saw after the first official training session.


“We still have a couple of days before the final squad announcement, so I have to make sure that I get the combinations right.


“I have to make absolutely sure because it won’t be an easy game against Nigeria. They have shown their quality over a period of time and they are still a quality team, so we have to be at our absolute best.“We have to make sure that we get the combinations right as well as the mix of youth and experience right.”



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