Winning the trophy will have been, Desiree Ellis

“First of all I will like to congratulate Nigeria for winning the AWCON for a record nine times. They have been a power house of women’s football for quite a while now and continue to dominate. My team did their best, I mean, we knew that Nigeria was going to come hard at us in the game and they did throughout.”

“We had some early chances that I think we should have buried, but in all it was a very good exercise for us going into the World Cup. The impact we have made at this competition as a country is immense. Last night our president who is in Argentina called us and spoke to the girls and so did other South African officials.”

“The tournament has been very exciting for us as a nation because since we landed, everywhere we went people showed us love and the fans have been amazing so far, just that I feel more can be done to create more awareness for Women’s football in Africa.”

“The journey has been good. We came here with the vision of qualifying for the World Cup because we knew it was now poor never and indeed we achieved that. Winning the trophy will have been a bonus but we gave it our all, but you know that penalty is a game of lottery and we couldn’t capitalize on Nigeria first. So all in all we are content with our tournament here.” said Desiree Ellis (Head Coach, South Africa)

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