Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis says her father played a huge role in shaping her career.
Speaking to Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Ellis says although her father was very critical, he would be the loudest in stands when she cored goals.
She received Confederation of African Football Women's Coach of the year award in 2018 after her team finished second place in the African Women Cup of Nations and qualifying for the Women's World Cup for the first time.
My father was very critical and I think that made me the player and the person I am. I knew deep down he was happy but he was critical.— Desiree Ellis , Head coach - Banyana Banyana
Women's football in the country is not professional, which is a shame.— Desiree Ellis , Head coach - Banyana Banyana
Ellis shares her experience of going to the FIFA Women's World Cup.
The players were amazing throughout that campaign, they gave their all. They were really focused.— Desiree Ellis , Head coach - Banyana Banyana
I always say teamwork is dream work. We always need each other.— Desiree Ellis , Head coach - Banyana Banyana
Listen to the full interview below...