The Sasol League Roadshow kicked off on Saturday, 15 October in Nyanga Stadium with four fixtures on the day, while the rest of the other four fixtures were played on Sunday.
The Sasol League Roadshow kicked off on Saturday, 15 October in Nyanga Stadium with four fixtures on the day, while the rest of the other four fixtures were played on Sunday. A total number of 30 goals were scored this past weekend, showcasing talent across all teams.
The Roadshow was highlighted by an entertaining display of women’s football, with former Banyana Banyana Striker and current Cape Town Roses Player Ode Fulutudilu recording the highest number of goals scored at the roadshow by a single player. Fulutudilu scored 6 goals for her team, while Lithemba Sam Sam scored an additional goal for Cape Town Roses, ensuring a 7-1 win over Virgo FC. Burnley FC drew 2-2 against Ambassadors FC in the first match, while Stellenbosch University lost 0-1 against Dangerous Heroes. The day ended with a top of league clash between Spurs FC and UWC Ladies. The final score was 2-1 to UWC Ladies, who are only a point away from qualifying for the Sasol League National Championship.
The Diski Queen (female equivalent of Man of the Match) trophies were awarded at the end of every match on the day to Robyn Coetzee – Burnley FC, Ode Fulutudilu – Cape Town Roses, Busisiwe Sambokwe – Dangerous Heroes and finally, Thalea Smith – UWC Ladies.
The Sasol League Roadshow was attended by the recently appointed interim Head Coach for Sasol Banyana Banyana, Desree Ellis and her colleagues Cheryl Botes and Anna Monate to scout for potential players for the national team.
On Sunday, Milano Ladies United lost 1-2 against CR VASCO DA GAMA while Cape Town Roses recorded another win when they beat Southern Stars 5-1. UWC Ladies also continued with their winning streak after beating Spurs FC 2-1 on Sunday.
Nozipho Mbatha, Sasol Group Brand Marketing Manager stated, “we have witnessed some impressive football skills and talent at today’s roadshow, it seems all the players left their hearts on that field and I hope it was enough to impress the Sasol Banyana Banyana technical team. At Sasol, we are excited about the growth and development of women’s football and we are proud of our contribution to women empowerment through this partnership with the South African Football Association”.
SAFA CEO, Dennis Mumble said, “Every year the matches get more and more intense as teams show off their competitiveness. Western Cape definitely has very talented players and this was evident in every single match played this past weekend”.
This year also 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.
“The Sasol League has given women’s football structure and a regular platform to train and improve their football skills through the games. This is where most players that are selected into the national women’s football team are sourced from,” added Mbatha.
The Sasol League will culminate with the National Championship that take place over a period of one week towards in December.