Thousands of South Africans showed some love to Banyana Banyana during their touch down in OR Tambo International Airport in different ways. There was ululation, singing, screaming, dancing and all sort of things that Mzansi people are made of but we all know Rasta for his famous paintings that leave us with a bit of laughter at times.
This time around, it seems like he got it right when he painted Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis. See below.
Except from Rasta the mentor of the SA senior women’s national team was praised by many for her sterling job she has done with Banyana for years.
ELLIS EMOTIONAL AFTER TOUCHING DOWNING IN SA
Upon the much-awaited arrival of the Banyana team in South Africa, Ellis had some emotions after seeing the crowed and the love demonstrated towards them. “I was trying not to cry because it is emotional to see the fantastic support and the love they have for this team,” Ellis said.
“We always want to do it for the fans because they’re an important component and Banyana is a much-loved team. The one thing we didn’t want to do was to disappoint the fans. We thank them for the support and we feel the love.”
Taking it back before they even went to Morocco, Ellis shared the inspiring talks they had with the team. “Jermaine Seoposenwe said the main objective was to win the tournament, from where I said we can only do so properly if we’re united,” Ellis said.
“I said we can only do it if the senior players are united, set the culture and be together, which we were. We lost players to injury, but we have individuals who stepped up, but there was encouragement and objective.
“The guys showed character and resilience. Remember, in 2018, we played some of the best football and we didn’t come back with the winner’s medal. We’ve planned for every eventuality, we may not have scored as many goals, but I feel we left the best for last.”