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Fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful 2018 and a run­ners-up fin­ish at the Na­tions Cup, Banyana Banyana were re­warded for their ef­forts with a host of nom­i­na­tions for the pres­ti­gious 2018 CAF awards. Af­ter lead­ing the side to their first Fifa World Cup qual­i­fi­ca­tion, De­siree El­lis re­ceived a nom­i­nee for the CAF Women’s Coach of the Year award. In the African Women Player of Year cat­e­gory, Thembi Kgat­lana – named Player of the Tour­na­ment at the Na­tions Cup – and team cap­tain Ja­nine van Wyk re­ceived nom­i­na­tions, while Banyana were also nom­i­nated for the CAF Women Team of the Year award along­side Ghana, Cameroon, Mali and Nige­ria. The awards will be held on Jan­uary 8 in Dakar, Sene­gal.

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