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Banyana squad is versatile – Ellis

Banyana Banyana mentor Desiree Ellis believes her squad is versatile and can adapt in any game as they prepare for the quarterfinal.

Ellis has revealed her joy and happiness after her charges made it three-out-of-three to finish at the summit of Group C.

Heading into the last group match against Botswana, Banyana had already sealed their quarter final spot following victories against Nigeria and Burundi.

“We wanted to make sure we end on top, knowing the scoreline is three nil at halftime on the other side. So we had to make sure we stay compact, we wanted to make sure that we keep our composure. I think we did not get going in the first half, we tried to get going had a couple of chances it did not happen,” Ellis told the media.

“I said the squad is very versatile, we then made a couple of changes then it brought the best out of the group. We started controlling the game, the tempo, taking a couple of opportunities.”

“I’m happy with the result, I’m happy with the performance, I think it was much improvement from the last match against Burundi and that’s all we ask for.”

The 59-year-old further congratulated and praised Nthabiseng Majiya for her debut Banyana goal.

“What a good goal from Nthabiseng [Majiya], a debutant from the last match, getting her first goal, you could see the joy,” she added.

South Africa will face Tunisia in the Awcon last-eight on July 14th. Kickoff at Stade Prince Moulay Al Hassan is at 22h00 (SA time).

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