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WAFCON 2022: We Are Not Focusing Only On Super Falcons –Banyana boss, Ellis

WAFCON 2022:  We Are Not Focusing Only On Super Falcons –Banyana boss, Ellis

Banyana Banyana head coach, Desiree Ellis has said her team must not only focus on defending champions, Nigeria at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, reports Completesports.com.

The competition will kick off in Morocco this weekend.

Banyana Banyana are pitted in Group C with Nigeria, Botswana and Burundi.

Ellis’ side will kick off their campaign against nine-time champions Nigeria in Rabat on July 4.

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Ellis warned that South Africa should never make the mistake of focusing only on Nigeria and Cameroon, the strongest teams in the 12-team competition.

“We can’t underestimate anyone. They are there because they deserve to be there and we saw Burundi beating Tanzania and Botswana coming through,” Ellis told Times Live.

“You have Senegal beating Mali, who were semifinalists in 2018, and Tunisia knocking out two-time champions Equatorial Guinea. Women’s football on the continent is on the rise.

“We have to make sure we move in that direction so we don’t get left behind.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Anum Barnabas 2 years ago

    Super falcons will still beat you, just calm down and focus on who you can defeat.

  • Obest 2 years ago

    Bayana Bayana, Noise makers just like their Ghanaian counterparts. Off course the falcons will beat you silly. Focus on other teams you can beat to progress to the next stage.

  • Mutum 2 years ago

    South Africa will not be an easy ride….the have improved drastically.not forgetting the humbled the falcons in Lagos not quite long. I see surprises in this year’s awcon.

  • Defeating Nigeria Super Falcons in Lagos is a blessing in disguise.For me that was the wake up call for us.I will reserve my comments till after the first match which I know the South Africans will try but when the chips are down the Falcons has a way of producing the needed result.
    Our team is one of best crop of players assembled for some time now.We have the young and veterans like Ebi,Tochukwu, Rita, okobi, Odega and Ohale are there to provide the experience needed in the team.We also have first timers, those who are hungry for glory.
    If South Africa are looking at the Falcons they beat in Lagos and getting boastful then their nightmare will gross.

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