SAFA’s Planned Thursday Briefing Explained
SAFA Explains Planned Briefing Scheduled For This Week
The Siya crew understands that the South African Football Association will provide an update on the immediate future of Banyana Banaya caretaker coach Desiree Ellis.
SAFA planned a media event ahead of Banyana’s departure for the Cyprus Cup and according to sources close to the FA, an announcement on Ellis's future will be made at the press conference.
Ellis has been the Banyana caretaker coach since August of 2016 following Vera Pauw’s departure and since taking over, the FA has not made her role permanent.
Banyana recently suffered a 3-0 defeat to Sweden in a match that was earmarked as a preparation match for both the Cyprus Cup and the upcoming qualifications for the Africa Women Cup of Nations scheduled for November.
Banyana are expected to depart later tomorrow for Cyprus with the tournament taking place from 26 February to the 8 March 2018. South Africa will be the only African representation at the tournament.