25 July 2022
South Africa🇿🇦 wins their first ever Women’s Nation Cup after beating host Morocco 🇲🇦 in the final of the tournament.
The SA national football women’s side became the pride of the country when they clinched the continental crown with a 2-1 victory in the final of the Women’s African Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco on Saturday night.
Banyana Banyana remained the only side to finish the tournament unbeaten after having defeated Nigeria 2-1 in their opening match before claiming wins over Burundi (3-1), Botswana (1-0), Tunisia (1-0), a semifinal victory over Zambia (1-0) and ultimately the title-deciding triumph over the hosts in the final.
The Diplomatic Informer Magazine SA together with the South Africans and continent, we are proud of the historic achievement by the Banyana Banyana team under coach, Desiree Ellis.
“This team of women have cemented their place as the pride of the nation and a great inspiration to many in South Africa and elsewhere. To achieve this milestone after five previous attempts speaks to the determination and hard work.
It is at times like these that we realise how much joy sports can bring to a nation.
“The Diplomatic Informer Magazine SA would like to convey our congratulatory wishes to the SA Football Association (SAFA) under Danny Jordaan, the coaching team under Desiree Ellis and, most importantly, the players who have raised the SA flag so high.
“We further congratulate Andile Dlamini, who was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament, and Desiree, who won the Coach of the Year (Women) award at the 2022 CAF Awards last week.
Photo credit: SAFA.net