Banyana Banyana coach, Desiree Ellis, has warned her team not to get carried away after they got their Women’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a brilliant start in Morocco.
Banyana stunned competition favourites and nine-time champions Nigeria with a 2-1 win in their opening Group C clash at Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah in Rabat on Monday.
Jermaine Seoposenwe, who returned to the national team set-up for the first time since 2019, and Hildah Magaia, scored for Banyana in the second half before Rasheedat Ajibade pulled one back for the Super Falcons deep in added time.
“The players executed the plan really well, but the job is not done yet. It’s only a small part of the job,” Ellis said.
Ellis said being able to fine-tune synergy between experienced Banyana stars and youthful players before the start of the tournament was one of the most crucial factors in their mission to win Banyana’s first WAFCON.
Banyana will now shift focus to Burundi on Thursday and play Botswana in their final game of the group stage on Sunday.