Johannesburg, 08 January 2020

The National Football Supporters Association (NAFSA) has hailed the tenacious Banyana Banyana Coach Desiree Ellis for retaining her shine in Africa by lifting a Women’s Coach of The Year during Caf’s Annual Awards last night.

The 56-year-old retained the award she won in 2019 after Banyana finished runners-up at the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations, which sealed their qualification for the World Cup in France.

South Africa’s official representative body of football supporters was however not surprised by Ellis’ triumph as “it affirms her tenacity, dedication and her commitment to take Banyana Banyana to the next level.”

For the second year running, Desiree Ellis was named the Caf Women’s Coach of the Year at the Caf Awards held in Egypt on Tuesday evening.

“Guiding Banyana Banyana to their first ever Fifa Women’s World Cup has undisputably made the entire country proud. It revived our belief that Banyana Banyana are in good hands; and have the ability to one day lift the FIFA World Cup. It is our hope that her success will give us more reasons why we should work together to give Banyana Banyana sustained support. May she continue hositing the South African flag high,” said NAFSA Treasury General, Gladys Gailey.

Meanwhile, football supporters’ official moutpiece has congratulated Kaizer Chiefs on their historic 50th Anniversary.

“As South Africans, we should pride ourselves for witnessing great moments like the one of the heart-warming story of Kaizer Chiefs. It should be celebrated by every African child in South Africa and the rest of world. It tells a beautiful tale of how an African child, a Legend himself, Kaizer Motaung Snr, built a brand respected by millions the world over,” concluded Gailey.

NAFSA is a representative body of all football loyalists whose aims is to mobilize support for all the national teams while creating an enabling environment for the development and transformation of football.


Issued by the Office of Secretary General

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