Safa have budgeted R10-million to launch a women’s league

Safa president Danny Jordaan (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Safa president Danny Jordaan (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

SA Football Association (Safa) president says national executive legacy trust fund has allocated R10-million to towards establishing a national women’s league, which is set to launch later this year.

Jordaan was speaking at the Banyana Banyana squad announcement for their Women’s World Cup preparation against Jamaica on April 7, set to take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, as Banyana prepare for their maiden World Cup appearance in France in June.

“If we want to sustain the success of Banyana then we must have a national league for women’s football. We want launch that league after the World Cup, probably on August 9 because it is Women’s day,” he said.

“From the legacy trust we have already set aside R10-million as a contribution to set that league on its way and to put away the doubt of whether it is going to happen or it is not going to happen. It is going to happen and we have allocated the R10-million and that league must kick-off.

“The amazing thing is that women who are playing in the neighboring countries are already enquiring: “are you going to allow foreign players to play in your league”. They are waiting for us to say yes and I am sure they will be all over the clubs. This is part of wanting sustainable success at the level of Banyana,” said Jordaan.

The Safa president has also confirmed that the association has submitted a bid to host the 2023 edition of the Women’s World Cup.

 

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