Banyana Stars Plead for Your Help to Beat COVID-19

by | Apr 3, 2020

South African women in football have played their part in helping to fight the spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic by sending messages to plead and support the people of Mzansi during this uncertain period.

Banyana Banyana head coach, Desiree Ellis spoke out about her concerns as she pleads with our citizens to heed the call to remain behind closed doors to help contain the virus.

“Our country is going through a very difficult time at this present moment, but I still see people jogging and walking their dogs.

“People, this is serious! The numbers are increasing, and people are dying.

“Medical staff, the army, the police and even cashiers are taking their time out to make sure that we are okay and well taken care of.

“If we work together as a team, then we are able to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.” – Banyana Banyana head coach, Desiree Ellis

“We can do this! We’ve overcome many obstacles in the past and if we work together as a team, then we are able to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.”

Captain Janine van Wyk is looking forward to the day where she gets to reunite with the football pitch and supporters but in order for us to witness that moment, we all need to take care of our well-being.

“I would like to encourage you all to stay safe, stay at home, practise good hygiene as well as social distancing.

“We are all extremely looking forward to returning to football when it is safe to do so but until then, we need to take care of ourselves and take care of our families.”

Currently in lockdown in Italy, vice-captain Refiloe Jane lets us in on how she is coping, while also doing her bit to encourage her fellow countrymates to listen to the instructions from authorities.

“Let us do what we can to try and make sure that we flatten the curve and that we stop the spread of the virus.” – Banyana Banyana vice-captain, Refiloe Jane

“I would like to urge all South Africans to please follow instructions from the authorities.

“Let us all try and do our part. Let us do what we can to try and make sure that we flatten the curve and that we stop the spread of the virus.

“To all those who have been worried about my well-being here in Italy, I just want to let you know that I am fine, I am healthy, I am keeping fit and doing what I am being told to do.”

Banyana Banyana and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper, Andile Dlamini, pleads for the country’s support as she hopes to get back onto the football field with supporters in the stadium.

“Imagine being on the field and no one is cheering you on to win. Imagine winning and lifting the flag in an empty stadium. I need your support I need my country’s support.

“Let’s help stop the spreading of Coronavirus in our country. Please Mzansi!”

Check out the videos from the ladies in the slider above!

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Banyana Banyana head coach, Desiree Ellis spoke out about her concerns as she pleads with our citizens to heed the call to remain behind closed doors to help contain the virus. Photo: SAFA

Photo 2 Caption: Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk is looking forward to the day where she gets to reunite with the football pitch and supporters but in order for us to witness that moment, we all need to take care of our well-being. Photo: SAFA

Photo 3 Caption: Currently in lockdown in Italy, Banyana Banyana vice-captain Refiloe Jane lets us in on how she is coping, while also doing her bit to encourage her fellow countrymates to listen to the instructions from authorities. Photo: SAFA

Photo 4 Caption: Banyana Banyana and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper, Andile Dlamini, pleads for the country’s support as she hopes to get back onto the football field with supporters in the stadium. Photo: SAFA

 

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