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El­lis’ lieu­tenants Thi­na­sonke Mbuli (as­sis­tant coach)

Born in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, Mbuli played for the Univer­sity of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Ladies FC (AmaZulu) and Sun­flower FC.

She coaches the univer­sity women’s na­tional team, which she guided to the semi­fi­nals of the World Stu­dent Games in Tai­wan last year.

Mbuli holds a CAF A li­cence coach­ing badge.

Shi­lene Booy­sen (per­for­mance an­a­lyst)

A for­mer goal­keeper in her play­ing days, Booy­sen rose through the Banyana Banyana ranks as keeper trainer be­fore she as­sumed the role of video an­a­lyst when Vera Pauw took over as head coach in 2014. Booy­sens, who works with Pauw at Dash Hous­ton in the US, dou­bles as the Bafana Bafana per­for­mance an­a­lyst.

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