Here's how the South African football fraternity reacted to the news.
Congratulation to Desiree Ellis for being appointed the new Banyana coach. She is an incredible person. Now we must continue to fight for payment for female players and management. These are exception South Africa. Woman. pic.twitter.com/PiYbcoB02h— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) February 22, 2018
Congratulations Desiree Ellis on your appointment as the Coach of Banyana Banyana...finally...Wishing you all the Best sistaaa!!!— Mark Fish (@markfish74) February 23, 2018
Honour and privileged to host these incredible ladies for 2 days. Alberton fc wishes you best of luck in your up coming games and good luck to our new coach Desiree Ellis pic.twitter.com/28G4lHs6PB— Alberton Football Club (@ClubAlberton) February 23, 2018
Congrats to my big sis, you've come a long way and waited patiently, now go and make us proud "coach"just wish my dad was here..... pic.twitter.com/iRHBgEPGQ7— Bassier Ellis (@Barra_redman) February 22, 2018
@nealcol So apparently Desiree Ellis mandate is clear about qualifying for the world cup, but with Bafana this mandate is never clear hey— Tshwarelo J Mungoni (@hulirora) February 22, 2018