South Africa: We Are Making Good Progress, but We Need Stronger Opposition - Ellis

The South Africans played two matches in three days and emerged victorious - defeating Zambia and Botswana 3-1 and 2-0 respectively in international friendly fixtures.

There were three goal scorers - Noko Matlou and Thembi Kgatlana (both 2 each), as well as Gabriela Salgado.

Veronica Mogotsi of Botswana challenges Gabriela Salgado of South Africa during the 2021 International Women Friendly match between South Africa and Botswana on the 13 April 2021 at Wits Stadium / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Ellis is also excited that she won the encounters without the bulk of the overseas-based players as that confirms the strenght and growth of the team Banyana Banyana will next in action in the June FIFA Calendar date where Ellis is confident they will secure two other friendly matches - in the meantime, she and her technical will have a chance to look for more players in the Sasol League as well as the SAFA Women's National League that is starting later this month.

Desiree Ellis coach of South Africa during the 2021 International Women Friendly match between South Africa and Zambia on the 10 April 2021 at Bidvest Stadium/ Johannesburg/ Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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