SAFA president Danny Jordaan hails Banyana Banyana after historic march to the history books

“The fact Banyana managed to beat Nigeria gave them a boost and huge level of confidence that if they can beat Nigeria that we can beat everybody.

“It was a good start for them to the tournament.”

Asked if he was surprised by Banyana’s progress under coach Desiree Ellis‚ Jordaan said Banyana got the best preparation before the Awcon in Ghana.

“We saw this team grow‚” he said.

“Look we took this team to the United States in Chicago and we lost 1-0 and at that time the US were the world champions.

“Banyana also played a 0-0 against Brazil and in Reunion against France we lost 2-0 and 2-1 against the Netherlands and Sweden 2-1.

“In all those matches you could see that they had opportunities to draw or even win the match.

“In the match against the US I can still see that cross and the goalkeeper fumbling it. Other than that‚ when it comes to playing‚ these girls can play football.

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