Desiree Ellis-the Path to FIFA Women’s World Cup

Desiree Ellis is the darling of South African women’s football. After receiving the highest order of Ikhamanga, presented by the president, Desiree joins me on She Speaks Sport to talk about the upcoming FIFA women’s world cup.

We talk about Desiree’s hardships, her years of unemployment, and the community she was raised in rife with gangs and violence, to debuting in the very first international women’s football game for South Africa in 1993. During the country’s transition, Desiree was the vice–captain for the South African team in that first international match against Swaziland, a moment she will never forget.

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