The South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe has praised the partnership between the local football governing body and Sasol for continuing to strive for change in women’s football.
This comes after Safa has given the National Women’s League a green light to begin with training with immediate effect under strict health and safety measures imposed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The partnership between both parties continues to yield positive results with more than 30 Banyana Banyana players now plying their trade in top overseas clubs.
“I’m pleased to see most women footballers’ having the opportunity to make a huge difference in their lives and those of their families,” said Motlanthe, who’s now CEO on a permanent basis.
‘’It was unheard of in the recent past for women football to earn a decent living from football but that has all changed now, thanks to the partnership between Safa and Sasol that has seen many women players going overseas and earn a really good living out of football.
‘’I would like to commend Sasol for standing by women’s football and the change this partnership has made to everyone from the players, their families and the general rise in football standards.”
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By Mauwane Raophala