The much anticipated 2016 edition of the Sasol League Roadshow is set to kick off in Cape Town at Nyanga Stadium on Saturday, 15 October.
This year marks the eighth year of Sasol’s sponsorship of the country’s premier women’s football league, an initiative that has played an integral part in contributing to the growth and development of women’s football in South Africa. This year, there will be a total of two roadshows, one in the Western Cape and the other in Limpopo.
Over the past eight years, the Sasol League roadshows have proven to be an effective and sustainable platform for talented female football players to showcase their skills and talent for an opportunity to potentially be considered for the National Team – Sasol Banyana Banyana. This initiative is also a platform that enables women to become empowered and for the women’s football league to continue growing and attracting the best skilled and dedicated players in the country.
Nozipho Mbatha, Manager: Group Brand Marketing at Sasol said, “We as Sasol are proud that Sasol League continues to empower and encourage women to play football. It is inspiring to see how many players in the league have went on to have lucrative careers while playing for the National Team. We look forward to shinning a light on deserving candidates across the country”.
The Western Cape fixtures that are lined up hold the promise of a truly exciting day of competitive football.
- Burnley FC vs. Ambassadors at 10:00AM
- Virgo vs. Cape Town Rose at 12:00PM
- Stellenbosch University vs. Dangerous Heroes at 14h00PM
- Spurs WFC vs. UWC Ladies at 16:00PM
Balebetse Monnakgotla, Competitions Director at SAFA said: “The Western Cape has very talented and uniquely skilled women football players and every team will play their hardest this weekend, particularly because the stakes are high. We have no doubt that the Sasol Banyana Banyana technical team and scouts will be satisfied at the kind of skill that they will witness on Saturday”.
The Sasol League will culminate with the National Championships that take place over a period of one week towards the end of the year.