Betway makes a way for First Touch


Betway South Africa’s continued efforts of aiding sport development in SA made its way to the talent rich province of Limpopo on Thursday, October 24.

After positively impacting the lives of a number of communities and sport federations, First Touch Academy from Polokwane became the recent beneficiaries of Betway’s generous efforts of sport development.

The leading sports betting company travelled to the ever-welcoming city of Polokwane, where they donated sporting equipment and playing apparel worth R85,000, as part of their ongoing efforts of playing a role in community sport development.

The Polokwane-based club are the province’s only representatives in the SAFA National Women’s League, which is in its inaugural edition.

Speaking from the club’s training base in Polokwane after the handing over of the much-needed donation which included a wide variety of modern training equipment, Betway South Africa’s Marketing Manager, David Rachidi said they were honored to be reaching different parts of South Africa and playing a vital role in helping clubs and organisations in sports development.

Banyana star Noko Matlou receiving sporting equipment from Betway.


“The wonderful work done by First Touch Academy alludes to the potential they have as a club. As a brand that is passionate about sport and our communities, we believe it is our duty to lend a helping hand wherever possible and contribute to the ever-growing passion of sport in the country. We hope this donation will help the team continue doing well and unearth more Banyana Banyana players,” said Rachidi.

This is the second province outside of Gauteng that has been reached by Betway after last month’s donation to the Kwaru Rugby Club from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

First Touch Academy boast three Banyana Banyana players in Victoria Muorwa, Molatelo Sebata and club captain, Noko Matlou, who celebrated her 150th cap in style at the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Speaking on behalf of the club as the team’s captain, Matlou expressed her gratitude to Betway, saying the donation would certainly boost the club’s confidence and preparations for matches in the national women’s league.

“It is very generous of Betway to travel all the way to Limpopo to help a women’s football club in such an impactful manner. There are not many brands that take the time to understand the challenges faced by women’s football in the country and what Betway has done for us will certainly help us as a club and those that come after us,” said a grateful Matlou.


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