Ellis has selected the bulk of the squad that has been with Banyana Banyana for a long period of time.
The squad also boasts a lot of experience with most of the players having taken part in the Awcon before.
Ellis has also called up two uncapped players – Amanda Mthandi (University of Johannesburg) and Tiisetso Makhubela (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies).
Here's how the announcement of the Banyana Banyana squad was showcased on Twitter on Wednesday.
You can also find a training video and a few highlights from the past that occurred on this day.
Congrats to our #jvwfc players @minimbuzi18 @jermaine109 and @MamelloMakhaba1 who have been named in the 21-player @Banyana_Banyana #AWCON squad as well as our founder @Janinevanwyk5 https://t.co/3LFiF0daDF— JVW Girls Football (@JVWGirlsFootbal) November 7, 2018
Experienced @Banyana_Banyana 🇿🇦defender @Nokomatlou11 has featured in 5⃣ @CAF_AWCON (2008🇬🇶, 2010🇿🇦,2012🇬🇶,2014🇳🇦& 2016🇨🇲). First and only South African to be named @CAF_Online Women’s Player of the Year in 2008.— Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations (@CAF_AWCON) November 6, 2018
2016 4⃣th pic.twitter.com/89t7Tq9eZs
So @Banyana_Banyana will get a R840 000 participation fee for the Women's Afcon. They will get R120 000 each should they win the tournament. It could also get as high up as R160 000 in bonuses (which are performance based) depending on how they do on the way to the final. pic.twitter.com/yLBGTPGDnr— PowerSport (@Power987Sport) November 7, 2018
Congratulations to the @Banyana_Banyana players that have made the FINAL squad to represent 🇿🇦 at the @CAF_AWCON . I'd like to also take the opportunity to THANK @SasolSA for continuously recognizing our achievements as players. pic.twitter.com/gHniJPz3fX— Janine Van Wyk (@Janinevanwyk5) November 7, 2018
#OnThisDay in 2012, @Janinevanwyk5 scored an all-time important goal for the @SasolSA sponsored Banyana Banyana led by former captain @Amanda_Dlamini9 as South Africa walked away with a 1-0 win over Nigeria in the African Women Championship semi-final clash— IG: sportsmvt (@sports_mvt) November 7, 2018
[: @fishmahlangu ] pic.twitter.com/Tar3fDjeBI
On this day in 2012, @Banyana_Banyana 🇿🇦shocked @NGSuper_Falcons 🇳🇬with a 1-0 win in the semis of 2012 @CAF_AWCON in Malabo🇬🇶. Captain @Janinevanwyk5 scored for South Africa. @Banyana_Banyana lost 4-0 to host— Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations (@CAF_AWCON) November 7, 2018
Equatorial Guinea🇬🇶 in the final. #TotalAWCON18 #CelebrateAfrica pic.twitter.com/96BvgUADRR