Banyana Banyana face Mozambique in the COSAFA Women’s Championship this afternoon hoping for maximum points after dropping 2 points in their 0-0 draw against Angola in their Group A match on Friday afternoon in Gqeberha.
The reigning champions struggled against the ultra-defensive Angolan side but coach Desiree Ellis has devised a method to breach defence minded teams.
Coach Ellis expressed her disappointment with the performance against Angola but still believes progressing to the semi-finals is still in their hands.
The team had their final training session at The Oval on Sunday afternoon and defender Janine van Wyk believes the team is in a good mental state to go out and dominate the game against Mozambique on Monday, 4 October (Kick-off, 15h30pm).
“The game against Mozambique for us is probably the most important match of the tournament for us thus far. We know that we have to win it to progress to the semi-finals and I think everyone is expected to go out and dominate in that game especially after the disappointing performance and result against Angola,” said van Wyk.
“We have reflected back on what went wrong and we kind of rectified a lot in the past two days in our training sessions. We also spoke a lot about the game and our approach will be different going into the game against Mozambique. We are excited about the game and we know we have to give everything we have against them.’’
“They will come out strong against us after our recent result against Angola. We are expecting it to be a tough game but we are in the right frame of mind to go out and get a good result,” concluded Van Wyk.
Banyana is currently top of group A with 4 points while Mozambique is placed bottom of the group with just a single point from two games.