Current interim Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis will know whether she will be named head coach of the senior women’s national team after the SAFA presidential election scheduled for 24 March 2018, this according to Siya sources.
The former Banyana midfielder has been at the helm of Banyana since August of 2016, following Vera Pauw’s departure. During her tenure, Ellis has guided Banyana to receive the accolade of African National Women’s Team of the Year.
“Desiree has proven herself a valuable asset to the technical team during her time as interim coach. However, the association is currently going through an important time,” revealed the source.
“With the elections scheduled in March, it’s likely that the decision will be taken post that stage,” concluded the source.
Meanwhile, Banyana are expected to jet off to Cyprus for the 2018 edition of the Cyprus Cup which starts on 26 February 2018.