Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa hosted the Gauteng Sasol League 2015 Roadshow this past weekend (Saturday, 22 August 2015), which was the third one of the season – after the Kwa-Zulu Natal and Free State Roadshows.
Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa hosted the Gauteng Sasol League 2015 Roadshow this past weekend (Saturday, 22 August 2015), which was the third one of the season – after the Kwa-Zulu Natal and Free State Roadshows. The day kicked off with the South African Football Association (SAFA) and Sasol unveiling the new playing kit for the Sasol League 2015 and 2016 seasons.
SAFA coaches and selectors Anna Monate and Cameron Cox then ran the Banyana Banyana trials and coaching clinic in the first part of the Roadshow. After the trials Monate said she believed the coaching clinic was key in terms of the development of the game, and that she was very pleased with the talent that she saw from the participants.
“Teaching the basics is key in helping the ladies develop their skills further. I hope the participants can take what they learnt, implement it, and share it with their teams to further improve the overall quality of play,” said Monate.
“I am very pleased with the talent that was showcased by the ladies who came to the clinic. It is very promising, and I look forward to seeing the ladies playing for Banyana Banyana in the near future.”
There were also two league matches played on the day. In the first clash the University of Johannesburg ran riot defeating Halleluja Zebra Force 4-0 with al the goals scored in the second half by Zanele Sukazi, Amanda Mthandi and two from Disebo Mametja. UJ captain Nonkosi Twayise was named Diski Queen for her outstanding performance of the day.
The second game was the battle of the top two teams – University of Pretoria and Super Falcons. The match kept the fans and coaches on the edge of their seats from the first whistle.
Masechaba Marumo scored from the penalty spot to give University of Pretoria the lead before Michelle Alexandra netted the second with a spectacular shot.
Martha Mokoma led the Super Falcons relentless fight back in the second half by scoring two exceptional goals to end the game in a 2-all draw. University of Pretoria’s Jabulile Mazibuko was named Diski Queen.
“The Roadshow was a success. The two matches showcased some of the top talent in the Sasol League and I am sure the fans enjoyed the experience. We remain committed to working towards gender equality through our continued support of the Sasol League and Sasol Banyana Banyana,” said Richard Hughes, Sasol SA Group Sponsorship Manager.