SA Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan has made a plea to sponsors to come on board and support women’s football in the country.
Jordaan said women’s football should receive special focus and support from sponsors in order to help improve and grow the game.
According to Jordaan, the disparity between funding in the men’s and women’s game in the country was a great cause for concern.
“Women’s football is growing massively and it is coming with more opportunities for women as we have witnessed more and more of our players going abroad and soon we will witness Mamelodi Sundowns ladies team partake in the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League,” said Jordaan.
“That shows that the women’s game deserves better. However, we can’t give what we don’t have, we need more sponsors to assist Sasol who have to stretch out support to both the Sasol League and the national team.
“We believe in this team (Banyana Banyana) and we are proud of what they have achieved. The COSAFA Cup tournament will yet again be good preparation for the Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers because if you can conquer your region, you can conquer Africa,” he added.
Banyana Banyana departed for Port Elizabeth on Tuesday to begin their pre-tournament camp for the 2020 COSAFA Women’s Championship to be staged from the 3-14 November 2020. Bantwana will then follow on 31 October 2020.
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By FARPost Reporter