The South African Football Association (Safa) president Dr Danny Jordaan was in full praise for Banyana Banyana after being crowned the 2021 Aisha Buhari Cup champions – having crushed the host nation Nigeria 4-2 on Tuesday.
Dr Jordaan has also commended the role played by the sponsors that has seen women’s football grow massively in SA, referring to Sasol and Hollywoodbets, who are bankrolling the Hollywoodbets Super League.
The Safa president reckons that defeating the number one ranked team in the continent shows that Banyana are moving in the right direction.
“When you defeat the champion, it means the victor is the new champion. Banyana Banyana have proved that South Africa are the new undisputed champions of Africa and they fully deserve the title,’’ he told safa.net.
“Sasol has been with women football for almost time immemorial and as Safa, we need to applaud them for putting their money where their mouth is. They have been the rock on which the women football foundation is built. All the achievements we are enjoying today would not have been possible without the solid support from Sasol.
“I have no words to describe how much we appreciate the support given to women’s football by HollywoodBets and we hope we will walk together in this bright path for years to come as the journey is beginning to bear enjoyable fruits.”
Dr Jordaan continued: “Even the FIFA delegation that attended the match were left speechless by the performance of Banyana Banyana. The swagger and swashbuckling performance has made us believe we can go a long way in next year’s FIFA World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. This team has given us massive hope.”
Banyana’s next assignment is the Cosafa Cup Championship set to start next week in the Nelson Mandela Bay.
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By FARPost Reporter