Burundi qualified as the Cecafa Women’s Championship finalists, where they lost 3-1 against hosts Uganda. Ellis said Banyana’s analysis team have tracked Burundi since that tournament in June.
“We have to be wary of the threat they pose, but also take advantage of the weaknesses we saw,” she said.
The Banyana coach said SA allowed themselves a brief celebration after a famous win against Nigeria, but soon got back to work.
“We celebrated a bit in the evening because it was a huge result and we'd worked hard for it — not that other teams hadn't, but we had prepared very well for that.
“The next day we started to prepare for Burundi because it's a very small turnaround time between games and you can't think about what has been, and what worked and didn't work. It's looking to the next game because it's a huge game.”
The top two teams and the two best runners-up in the three Wafcon groups reach the quarters.