- Desiree Ellis has won CAF women's coach of the year after a successful 2018
- The 55-year-old led Banyana Banyana to a Cosafa Cup success and African Women Nations Cup runners-up spot plus a historic Women's World Cup qualification
- She beat Nigeria's Thomas Dennerby and Cameroon's Joseph Brian Ndoko to the award
Desiree Ellis has won Africa Women Coach of the Year award after a successful 2018 with the South Africa's Banyana Banyana.
Ellis picked up the crown having led Banyana Banyana to a Cosafa Cup success and African Women Nations Cup runners-up spot plus a historic Women's World Cup qualification.
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The 55-year-old beat Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby and Cameroon's Joseph Brain to pick up the award.
Ellis is a retired South African women's footballer and played as a midfielder.
She played for Spurs Ladies and is a founding member of the South Africa women's national football team and the second captain of the national team.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Falcons beat Bayana Bayana 4-3 on penalties to clinch their record 9th AWCON title after both sides played out goalless draw in 120 minutes.
There were no goals during regulation time as both teams matched each other strength for strength all through 120 minutes.
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