Banyana's Cape Town queens to be rewarded handsomely!

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Banyana Banyana players who hail from Cape Town will be celebrated, as well as coach Desiree Ellis.
Banyana Banyana players who hail from Cape Town will be celebrated, as well as coach Desiree Ellis.

Desiree Ellis is not shy to celebrate her achievement as the first South African senior women's national team coach to win the Women's Cup of Nations in Morocco last week.

The celebrations are not over for Banyana Banyana as on Thursday they will be welcomed in style at Athlone Stadium where all players who come from the Mother City will be available for honours in an event that has dubbed "Banyana Home Coming".

"It will be done the Capetonian way," said the 59-year-old from Salt River while enjoying the fresh Cape air.

"It's all fantastic, though I'll have little time to spend at home. It comes with what we have achieved. We will be at Athlone Stadium, all Cape Town players will be there for the trophy parad. We thank the City of Cape Town for the celebrations."

Among those Banyana players and staff from who have a connection with the Mother City are coach Thinasonke Mbuli who is the head coach of University of Western Cape, Ridhaa Allie, the football conditioning coach and Noxolo Cesane from Gugulethu who plays at UWC. 

There is also the ever versatile Sibulele Holweni, Regirl Ngobeni, Amogelang Motau and Bongeka Gamede who all play at UWC.

Ellis, Jermaine Seoposenwe and Thalea Smidt were born in Cape Town, but the former plays abroad while the latter is with Mamelodi Sundowns.

Thembi Kgatlana is also in Cape Town where she will undergo an operation, but is expected to attend the celebration concert.

It's believed that the players and staff will be celebrate, and they could be given more money from the City, like those from Limpopo who were also financially rewarded handsomely.

Limpopo toasted for the five-some of Noko Matlou, Amogelang Motau, Hildah Magaia, Lebogang Ramalepe and Nomvula Kgoale. 

It's understood each of the Limpopo received a cool R100 000 on top of the R550 000 they will be receiving from the R15 million bonus that was put together by Safa (R9,2m) and Nathi Mthethwa's R5,8m). 

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