Bafana Bafana

Desiree Ellis crowned Women's Coach of the Year at CAF Awards

2020-01-07 22:21
WINNER: Desiree Ellis is an accomplished player and mentor. (Sydney Mahlangu, BackpagePix)

Cape Town - Desiree Ellis, coach of Banyana Banyana, has won the women's Coach of the Year category at the CAF Awards held in Egypt. 

Ellis guided Banyana to their first ever World Cup tournament in July 2019. 

A proflic goal scorer during her playing days, Ellis has coached the national side since 2016 on an interim basis, but was only appointed as the permanent coach in 2018.

Under Ellis, Banyana Banyana were the runners-up at the African Cup of Nations in 2018, losing to Nigeria in the final.

Read more on:    banyana ban­yana  |  desiree ellis  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy


After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.