Banyana Coach Ellis reacts to Women’s AFCON draw against Nigeria

Forward of the 2022 Ladies’s Africa Cup of Nations opener in opposition to defending champions Nigeria, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis is anticipating a tough match.

South Africa will kick begin their quest for glory in opposition to Nigeria’s Tremendous Falcons in a Group C encounter.

The final assembly between them was in Lagos and it ended 2-0 in favor of South Africa, nonetheless, Ellis insists the upcoming group stage assembly is extra vital than the earlier video games.

“Well we always knew the draw was not going to be easy. Nigeria, the defending champions and multiple winners always bring their A game and know what it takes to win,” Ellis was quoted by CAF’s media.

“We’ve got performed them a couple of instances within the group levels. They’ve raised their ranges and we’ve to lift our ranges even increased to get a constructive outcome. The primary recreation is a very powerful recreation and as soon as once more we’d like a constructive outcome however it should take an enormous effort.

Nigeria stopped South Africa from profitable their first African Ladies’s title in 2018

Requested if she’s considering of a couple of potential revenge when each groups meet in Morocco in July, Ellis mentioned:

“Something that has come earlier than is historical past however it has proven us what we’re able to and has given us confidence and perception. As I mentioned earlier we’ve performed them many instances within the group levels and this shall be no completely different particularly with this being a gap group match which is analogous to 2018.

“We will need a huge effort to get a positive result. The first game is the most important of any tournament and getting a positive result is very important but we know that it’s not going to be an easy game. Actually, it’s going to be a very difficult game.”

In addition to Nigeria, the four-time finalists will even battle debutants Botswana and Burundi within the Group part.

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Forward of the 2022 Ladies’s Africa Cup of Nations opener in opposition to defending champions Nigeria, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis is anticipating a tough match.
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