South Africa celebrated with a trophy after winning the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) Final between Morocco and South Africa at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco, on July 23 2022.Whilst Banyana Banyana’s victory at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations was a historic triumph for women’s football in South Africa, it was a sharp reminder that the sport needs more financial support.
Radio and television personality, Anele Mdoda backed this whole-heartedly, as she called on corporate companies to put their money where their mouth is. Anele recently joined Supersport and tweeted: “Corporates also have to come through with something for Banyana Banyana. BMW, Mercedes, Audi, where are the car sponsorships? Pick and Pay, Woolies, Momentum, First for Women, Discovery? Magazines: Here are your cover stars so we send them to the World Cup full!.”
Twitter was abuzz, as many tweeps agreed with the media personality and suggested different ways South African citizens could rally behind the team.
Banyana Banyana’s coach, Desiree Ellis also strongly encouraged South Africans to invest more in women’s football to ensure that the team continued to be competitive. Ellis spoke to SABC News following the victorious win on Saturday, saying that more sponsors need to come on board and support teams.
The new champions are expected to touchdown on Tuesday at the OR Tambo International Airport with the trophy, gold medals and beaming with pride.
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