Head coach of the South African Women’s team, Desiree Ellis, says that the Banyana Banyana will be aiming to win the AWCON 2018 tournament when they face reigning champions the Super Falcons of Nigeria in Saturday’s final.
Chrestinah Kgatlana and Lebohang Ramalepe scored in each half as Banyana Banyana beat Mali 2-0 in their Tuesday’s semi-final match to set up an AWCON final date with eternal rivals Super Falcons Nigeria on Saturday in Accra.
The Banyana Banyana had earlier defeated the Super Falcons in the opening Group B game at the tournament. This is the fourth time South Africa reached the final of the Africa’s flagship women’s football competition.
Desiree Ellis and her charges are seeking to make history by winning the AWCON 2018 title after suffering defeats in three previous finals to Nigeria in 2000, before suffering defeats to Equatorial Guinea in 2008 and four years later. Title holders Nigeria earlier on Tuesday edged Cameroon 4-2 on penalties in the other AWCON 2018 semi-final game in Accra.