Ellis was speaking after South Africa's training session at their base camp - the SAFA Technical Centre (Fun Valley).
She says she would have loved to have most, if not all, of the overseas-based players as they have not played for the national team since November 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Banyana Banyana are in camp to face Zambia and Botswana in two international friendly matches this weekend (Saturday, 10 April) and next week (Tuesday, 13 April) at Bidvest Wits Stadium.
Kickoff is at 15h00.
Ellis also spoke about their objectives against the two opponents:
Here is what she had to say: