Ellis wants to topple Cameroon

Ellis wants to topple Cameroon
Desiree Ellis

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Nov 22, 2016. 13:45

Ahead of their second Group A 2016 CAF African Women's Championships match against Cameroon on Tuesday afternoon, Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis wants nothing but a win.

The South Africans opened their group stage encounter with a 0-0 draw against neighbours, Zimbabwe on Saturday night.

However, going to their second match against the hosts, Banyana must win this tie for them to qualify for the knockout stages.

The South Africans sit at second spot with the Mighty Warriors after their draw whilst the Indomitable Lions lead the pack after a 2-0 victory over Egypt.


“We have been in a similar position before when we had to beat the host nation (Equatorial Guinea) to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games,” said Ellis.

“We went there and did our job, and I believe we will do the same this time around.

"It will not be an easy game because they have the crowd behind them, and they are top of the group – so they will come at us high in confidence.

“We have to stay focused on our mission and have to start the match on a very positive note – possibly start in gear six. It might not be a pretty game to watch but it is one where we have to win at all costs.

"We have the players to get us the desired result and enhance our chances of progressing to the semi-final. A draw or defeat is unthinkable.”

The match will be staged at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo and kicks-off at 17:00 SA Time.

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