Banyana’s 2-2 draw with Argentina leaves fans fuming. Image: @banyanabanayana

“Banyana just like Bafana, always dependent on calculators” – fans

Mzansi football fans were fuming on Friday morning following Banyana Banyana’s failure to hold on to their 2-0 lead over Argentina.


Banyana’s 2-2 draw with Argentina leaves fans fuming. Image: @banyanabanayana

Mzansi football fans have slammed Desiree Ellis and Banyana Banyana following their disappointing 2-2 draw against Argentina in Dunedin, New Zealand on Friday.

Banyana opened the scoring in the 30th minute through Linda Motlhalo before Thembi Kgatlana doubled the lead in the second half. Just as it looked that South Africa will get their first World Cup victory, Argentina scored two goals in six minutes to force a draw.

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Fans have their calculators ready ahead of Banyana’s last game

Many football lovers across the country woke up at 02:00 to watch South Africa and after the game, they took to social media to vent out their frustration. Ellis faced criticism for Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Sweden and on Friday morning, the South African coach was once again facing backlash.

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She started the match with Kaylin Swart in goals ahead of Andile Dlamini, who many believe is more experienced and overall better than Swart. The 28-year-old keeper was suspect to Sweden’s first goal and had shaky moments against Argentina.

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A win would have given the African champions a foot into the Round of last 16, but poor defending has again cost a South African team at a World Cup. As things stand, calculators might be needed when Banyana play Italy in their final game on 2 August.

Banyana now have to rely on other teams to do them a favour to progress which has been common for South African football teams, especially Bafana Bafana.

@ChwaneLikaMaK wrote, “In Bafana Bafana we always uses Calculator in order to survive, I guess even in Banyana Banyana it’s the same formula. If Statement must be used now. If Sweden win against Italy and Banyana Banyana must win against Italy then we are through.”

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