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Baniana is optimistic about Avcon top three places



Coach Baniana Desiree Ellis has announced his team for the upcoming Avcon tournament. Photo: @ Safa_net on Twitter

Coach Baniana Desiree Ellis has announced his team for the upcoming Avcon tournament. Photo: @ Safa_net on Twitter

Coach Baniana Desiree Ellis in a statement on Thursday. Photo: @ Safa_net on Twitter

Coach Baniana Desiree Ellis in a statement on Thursday. Photo: @ Safa_net on Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – In order to avoid the same fate that the group suffered in the African Women's Cup of Nations (Avcon) in 2014 and 2016, coach Baniana Desiree Ellis is convinced that the flexibility to have different formations will miss them to finish in the first three.

In the last two continental exhibitions, Baniana finished fourth, which destroyed their aspirations for World Cup qualifiers.

"We have scenarios where we can play in different formations, which is the beauty of this group," Ellis said after she announced her team yesterday. "We can change into four different formations and practically change the game.

It is this versatility and different understanding of the position that will be crucial in terms of whether we are where we want to be. "

At the 12th Avcon in Ghana from November 17 to December 1, Baniana will be in group B with the defense of the champions of Nigeria, Zambia and Kenya. Baniana, who are fourth on the continental ranking list, will open their account against the defending champions on November 18 at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Baniana Baniana 21-year-old Afcon Squad is:

Goalkeepers: Rokanne Barker, Kailin Svart, Andile Dlamini

Defenders: Janine van Vik (c), Noko Matlou, Lebohang Ramalepe, Nothando Vilakazi, Koketso Tlailane, Tiisetso Makhubela and Bambanani Mbane

Midfield: Refiloe Jane, Nompumelelo Niandeni, Mamello Makhabane, Busisive Ndimeni, Linda Motlhalo, Kgaelebane Mohlakoane and Leandra Smeed.

Forwards: Jermaine Seoposenve, Melinda Kgadiete, Thembi Kgatlana and Amanda Mthanda

Four players in standby: Thato Letsoso, Cholosa Biiana, Hilda Magaia, Rachel Sebati

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