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The rise of SA players abroad is good for Banyana

The growing list of professional women footballers plying their trade at overseas clubs could be the missing piece the side needs to conquer the continent after five failed attempts.

Q&A Sessions: ‘Each generation must open doors for the next’ — Desiree Ellis

Desiree Ellis has a deep understanding of the development of women’s football in South Africa. The Banyana Banyana head coach talks to Luke Feltham about how the women’s game has changed over her 40-year career

World Cup review, Part V: Spain and the lasting legacy of 2010

South Africa had a front row seat as the greatest team of its generation went into full bloom

Effervescent, bright young light at the end of our tunnel

Noxolo Cesane's rise to Banyana Banyana has been incredible, and she is only going to keep improving

Banyana get back up to build

The Cosafa Championship served as a route to success for South Africa in 2018 and they should attempt to utilise it in the same fashion this year

Mthandi’s waiting in the wings

The young striker can play forward or run the flanks, and has the World Cup firmly in her sights

Get up, stand up: Jamaica rises

Banyana’s face-off against the Reggae Girlz is an opportunity to leave the Cyprus Cup in the past

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’s undoing came in a terrible first half as they found themselves 4-0 down within the first 35 minutes

Desiree Ellis praises Banyana character but demands improvement

South Africa twice had to come from behind in the second half against Finland to earn a 2-2 draw in the opening game of the competition

Desiree Ellis wins CAF Women’s Coach of the Year

She is the only person to win the COSAFA Women’s Championship as both player and coach

Preparing for life after victory

Banyana Banyana had the nation’s heart aflutter with their 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations campaign, securing a spot at the Women’s World Cup

Banyana on tough quest for glory

Zambia could be the only stumbling block in the team’s journey to the group stages

Banyana raises a nation’s hopes

Bafana’s poor performances have repeatedly dismayed SA but something exciting has been happening in their sisters’ game

Banyana retain Cosafa Championship title in epic final

Banyana Banyana has won all their five matches

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