Desiree Ellis

 
Effervescent, bright young light at the end of our tunnel
Effervescent, bright young light at the end of our tunnel
It’s not all doom and gloom for Banyana after they crashed out of the Olympic qualifiers on Tuesday. Fortunately, there is a grade 11 student in...
Banyana: No choice but to build again
Banyana: No choice but to build again
It’s been a difficult year of results for Banyana Banyana, but Tuesday’s is the first to feel truly gut-wrenching.
A women’s league will not solve all Banyana’s problems
A women’s league will not solve all Banyana’s problems
The post-mortem of Banyana Banyana’s performance in the Fifa Women’s World Cup was predictable, borrowing a tired line that was used after...
Banyana get back up to build
Banyana get back up to build
‘It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you...
Pragmatic Netherlands look to scupper US juggernaut in Women’s World Cup final
Pragmatic Netherlands look to scupper US juggernaut in Women’s World Cup final
Could this week’s World Cup semifinals have been more different? United States vs England was delicious: two rivals offering a slick, tactical...
Banyana running out of chances
Banyana running out of chances
Banyana Banyana returned to South Africa on Wednesday morning with more than a hint of disappointment in their carry-ons.
Mthandi’s waiting in the wings
Mthandi’s waiting in the wings
Unlike us, the media and the public, Desiree Ellis has to look beyond the World Cup. While we daydream about the trip to France, the coach knows...
Get up, stand up: Jamaica rises
Get up, stand up: Jamaica rises
Desiree Ellis has a simple objective this week: get Banyana Banyana back on track. The time for experimenting and glorified trials is over.
Banyana seek redemption against Czechs
Banyana seek redemption against Czechs
Banyana Banyana take on the Czech Republic on Monday afternoon in what they will view as a crucial match in the development of the team.
Banyana stumble in Cyprus
Banyana stumble in Cyprus
A much-changed Banyana Banyana fell 4-1 to Korea DPR on Friday evening. The result leaves them bottom of Group A and the chance of a good finish in...
Desiree Ellis praises Banyana character but demands improvement
Desiree Ellis praises Banyana character but demands improvement
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis is satisfied, if not overjoyed, with how her side started the Cyprus Cup.
Desiree Ellis wins CAF Women's Coach of the Year
Desiree Ellis wins CAF Women's Coach of the Year
Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis has been named the CAF Women’s National Team Coach of the Year for 2018, while forward Thembi Kgatlana...

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