Desiree Ellis believes playing in the Turkish Women’s Cup was “Worthwhile” for South Africa
Written by Ayanda Nyuswa on 22 February, 2023
By Ayanda Nyuswa
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis believes that playing in the Turkish Womens Cup was “worthwhile” for South Africa as they concluded the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Slovenia on Tuesday afternoon. Slovenia struck early in the first half through Adrijana Mori as the Europeans came out of the blocks quickly to take a 1-0 lead to the Half-time break. WAFCON final hero Hilda Magaia scored the equalizer for South Africa midway into the second half, as both teams shared the spoils at full-time. Banyana Banyana ended the tournament with one win, a 3-0 drubbing of Uzbekistan in their tournament opener, and Tuesday’s draw against Slovenia. Banyana also received silverware from the Turkish Women’s Cup organizers for finishing as group A winners. This tournament served as Banyana Banyana’s preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in July and August this year.
Slovenia proved to be a tough and worthwhile opponent for South Africa as they got a taste of might come in this year’s global showpiece event. South Africa are in group G alongside Italy, Sweden and Argentina.
Picture: Banyana Banyana on Twitter
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