Banyana gain from new technology

2012-03-28 12:46

Video analyst Wade Benn says he has seen a significant improvement in the SA women’s soccer team since they started using a new analysis programme.

Benn said today the Amisco programme was used by the SA men’s national team, as well as 11 Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs and European outfits including Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Hamburg and Inter Milan.

“Each of the four matches played by Banyana Banyana at the recent Cyprus Women’s Cup, has led to a 31-page report, providing the coaches with in-depth information on elements including the team’s strengths and weaknesses, goals scored and conceded, possession retained and lost,” Benn said.

“The coaches will also be getting a tournament report summing up strengths and weaknesses, and key tactical and statistical points from the Cyprus Women’s Cup.

“I can see a major improvement in certain areas of Banyana Banyana’s play over the past two months since Amisco was actioned, with the coaches using the information to place focus where on-field matters need to be rectified.

“The players’ match intelligence is also improving as they are able to see the decisions they could and should have made, and how to position themselves on the field.”

Cape Town-based Benn has been working with Banyana since early February in their build-up to the London Olympic Games.

He has also worked with PSL sides Ajax Cape Town, Amazulu and Moroka Swallows.

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