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Brazil Matches Showed Banyana Banyana’s Flaws Before The 2023 World Cup After Eight Goals



If Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis was telling the truth when she said the team will perform significantly better at the World Cup the following year, only time will tell.
Ellis’ remarks came after they were humiliated 6-0 by Brazil on Monday in Durban.
Brazil’s 6-0 demolition of Banyana must have sent chills down the spine of the South African coaching staff. Brazil is currently ranked No. 9 in the world. The only other time the squad faced top-tier competition this year, other from Friday’s game, which the South Africans lost 2-0, was in April, when Banyana lost 5-1 to the Netherlands, who are rated No. 6 in the world.

Safa’s success in securing Brazil for Banyana to play two friendly on home soil was somewhat of a coup. The African champs would have learned a lot from playing such top-notch opponents.

Africa lags well behind the rest of the globe in women’s soccer, it should be mentioned.
After eight goals, the two games revealed Banyana’s weaknesses and made clear the huge disparity between the two nations’ playing standards.

The Netherlands and Brazil matches will help Banyana advance. Before Ellis can persuade anyone that the team will perform better at the championship game in Australia and New Zealand next year, however, more significant work needs to be done.

According to Ellis, “games like this will assist us to grow and progress, and come the World Cup, we will be lot better.”
“More of these games will undoubtedly put us to the test. We attempt to increase our technical, tactical, and physical fitness as a result of what we gain from this. We’ve demonstrated on occasion that we can compete with these elite teams.


“I mentioned the Women’s African Cup of Nations (Wafcon) when I spoke to the players. If you believe that intensity is what you will be dealing with, you are seriously mistaken; it’s far up there, I remarked.

“Now that many of the players have experienced this, they are aware of the need for improvement.
“We’ve demonstrated that we can play better, but it needs to be focused for the entire 90 minutes. Playing more games like this is the only way to do it.

“We’ll be forced to act in particular ways and make better choices if we play opponents that continually test us. We will also improve.

“It comes in its entirety. The World Cup is not tomorrow, as I already stated, but it is still a valuable lesson. It has been a good learning experience and has shown us how much work still needs
Given Ellis’ utterances, Safa will have to seek more world-class opponents for friendlies ahead of the World Cup for Banyana to improve. to be done.”


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