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Banyana Banyana Seek To End WAFCON Final Losing Curse

After losing four Women’s Africa cup of nations finals, South Africa will on Saturday night look to end their losing streak in the final and win their first ever Cup of nations trophy when they face hosts Morocco.

The Banyana Banyana started their 2022 WAFCON campaign on a high with a 2-1 victory of Nigeria and since then they have remained unbeaten in the tournament.

However, they have lost four finals with the last one being in 2018 when they lost on post match penalty shootouts to Nigeria who won their ninth title to be the most successful womens national team in African football history.

Banyana coach Desiree Ellis who was named Womens coach of the year at the 2022 CAF awards has said South Africa’s WAFCON campaign will mean nothing if they don’t win the trophy.

Ellis has been in charge of the Banyana side that lost four WAFCON finals and will look to win it in her fifth attempt , a thing she has described as huge boost for the girls who will be returning to the FIFA women’s World Cup.

Banyana Banyana defeated Zambia by a goal to nil in the semifinals after being awarded a penalty in the last minute of the match following a VAR check to book their fifth final appearance.

South Africa’s record in the WAFCON Final:

𝟐𝟎𝟎𝟐: 𝐋𝐎𝐒𝐓❌
𝟐𝟎𝟎𝟖: 𝐋𝐎𝐒𝐓 ❌
𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟐: 𝐋𝐎𝐒𝐓 ❌
𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖: 𝐋𝐎𝐒𝐓 ❌
𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐: ⁉️


Published by Calvin Kaumba Chikenge

I am a journalist. passionate about culture , sports and developmental story writing.

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