Ellis says Banyana will not be complacent in 2nd leg despite 3-0 lead over Tanzania

Written by on 24 February, 2024

By Ayanda Nyuswa

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis says her team will not be complacent in the second leg of their Olympic qualifier against Tanzania  despite holding a three goal advantage in the tie. South Africa thrashed the “Twigas stars” by 3-0 at the Azam Complex Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Friday. Desiree Ellis’ side did not have the best performance and showed signs of rust, but they were able to get the three goals through Jermaine Seoposenwe, captain Thembi Kgatlana and Hildah Magaia, who also assisted the teams opening goal of the match.

South Africa have one leg in the fourth round of the Olympic qualifiers where they can  face the winner of the Nigeria and Cameroon tie. The WAFCON winning coach says she does not want to look ahead to what might come in the final round of qualifiers since the job not done in the Tanzania tie.

“We have to finish the job back home, we don’t want to become complacent. Three nil people will say it’s already a score that wins you the tie but the next goal in the match could change things, we have to score the next goal.”

“We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves, we wanna make sure we finish the job and concentrate on who we need to play and work out how we are going to plan that.”

The Senior Women’s national team will now switch it’s attention to the second leg at Mbombela Stadium next week Tuesday.

Picture: SAFA.net

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