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WAFCON: Beating Super Falcons is a big win, says South Africa coach, Ellis

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The coach of Bayana Bayana of South Africa, Desiree Ellis, has said his team’s win against the Super Falcons of Nigeria had set the tone for them as they seek to win the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).

The Bayana Bayana shocked the Falcons when they scored twice in two minutes, thanks to Jermaine Seoposenwe and Hilda Magaia.

However, the Falcons were able to return a goal through an effort by Rasheedat Ajibade.

Speaking after the game, Ellis said, “This is a very big win for us as a team. We needed to get this result because it sets the tone for the rest of the tournament.

“We held a meeting on our goals and ambitions before training. We want to qualify for the World Cup and win the title here.”

“We know what happened in 2018, but we have matured over the past four years and there are changes in our team.

“Jermaine played about four positions today. That is the versatility we have now as a team.”

“This victory is for everyone back home and for all the coaches. This is for everyone connected to women’s football back home,” a content Ellis added.

Meanwhile, Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum, has said his team is not bothered about the 1-2 loss to South Africa.

In his post-match conference, Waldrum told newsmen that his team was in good spirit, in spite of the loss.

He added that they intend to go back to the drawing board and work on all their mistakes.

“Inspite of the loss, we are still positive in camp. It is obviously the first game of the tournament so we have to go back and regroup.

“We have to increase our urgency in the fighting spirit because we are encouraged by it.

“We have to play the way we played in the last 10-15 minutes so that we get going,” Waldrum said.

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