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South Africa’s senior women’s team, Banyana Banyana has hit the ground running ahead of the international friendly against Serbia on Monday, April 10.

In an interview with the SAFA Women’s Media officer, coach Desiree Ellis explained that from the videos they watched of their opponents, they anticipate a tough challenge as they had hoped.

SERBIA A PERFECT TEST FOR DESIREE ELLIS

“We watched Serbia against Bosnia. We also had a couple of their games of theirs and they play similar to what we had envisioned and what we have seen,” said Ellis.

“This is going to test us defensively and offensively, and that is what we want. They play a lot of games during the FIFA breaks and as I’ve said, they have beaten Germany before,” she said.

Banyana Banyana hit the ground running in Serbia
Banyana Banyana at training

BANYANA BANYANA HIT THE GROUND RUNNING

Ellis is confident that if they put their plans into action, they will be able to produce excellent outcomes. Although she understands that these things take time to come right at the same time.

“It is going to be a difficult match, but we have worked on our defensive structure a lot because we need to be better at that,”

“We also worked on our offensive structure and if we can put those two together, it would be a fantastic result for us.

“But we know this is a process and we might not get everything right all at once, but we want to see improvement from the last (international friendly) games,” she added.

By Sinolwetu Tompela

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