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The Fiji Times » Fans show love as victorious South African women’s soccer team returns

Players of the South African women’s soccer team, react on their arrival, after winning their first Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title in Morocco, at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 26, 2022. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Excited fans welcomed home South Africa’s women’s soccer team at Johannesburg’s main airport on Tuesday after they won their first Africa Cup of Nations title.

The team, nicknamed Banyana Banyana (The Girls), beat tournament hosts Morocco 2-1 on Saturday, earning a place in next year’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Head coach Desiree Ellis said she was very emotional to see such support on the team’s return.

“We always wanted to win for the fans,” she said.

South Africa finished runners-up at five previous Women’s Africa Cup of Nations…

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