Banyana Banyana and head coach Desiree Ellis have been nominated for the CAF Women’s Team of the Year and the Women’s Coach of the Year award, respectively.
The Women’s national team coach guided South Africa to the 2018 Caf Women’s Africa Cup of Nations final in December last year, but fell short after losing to Nigeria in the final.
However, Ellis managed to help her side qualify for their first-ever appearance in the Women’s Fifa World Cup in France earlier this year, where they failed to advance beyond the group stages.
Meanwhile, Banyana have also been shortlisted for the Caf Women’s Team of the Year award for their impressive showing during 2019.
African Women’s Coach of the Year nominees:
· Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon)
· Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
· Clementine Toure (Côte d’Ivoire)
· Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
· David Ouma (Kenya)
· Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)
African Women’s National Team of the Year nominees:
· Côte d’Ivoire
· South Africa (Banyana Banyana)
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