Banyana Banyana have received an emotional welcome on their return home from the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Despite losing all three of their matches, the team was given a rousing reception at OR Tambo International in Johannesburg on Wednesday

Coach Desiree Ellis says the team appreciates the amazing support they received both from home and in France.

“When you come out to a welcome like this, it makes you emotional that people see the good that’s been done. We can’t always be perfect in everyone’s eyes, and we didn’t get the results we so richly deserved.  The commitment, the dedication the team showed – you know, the fight until the bitter end – that was all there for everyone to see,” adds Ellis.