FIFA WWC Draw: It's Not A Death Sentence-Banyana Banyana

Published on: 09 December 2018

Desiree Ellis, head coach of South Africa Female National team, Banyana Banyana has expressed her view after world cup draw in France on Saturday, 8 December.

The former Banyana Banyana star says, though her side founds itself in the mist of football power house but "it's not a death sentence".

Just as Nigeria is refusing to bow their heads in submission as a result of Saturday’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Paris, Africa’s two other flagbearers, Cameroon and South Africa, are keeping their heads up.

“It’s not a death sentence “We knew we would be drawn against very strong teams and that is exactly what we got.This is our first time at the World Cup so everyone will look at South Africa as an underdog. We like it that way", she told

“For now, we have already scheduled games against European champions, The Netherlands, as well as Sweden, and we will play the USA as well. We will be ready for the tournament.”

Banyana Banyana lost on penalty shoot –out to Nigeria in the final of the Women AFCON in Ghana a week ago, and have now been drawn to play two –time champions Germany, China and Spain in Group B of the 2019 FIFA Women's world cup slated June.



Story Kolog Bonaventure