31 October 2017 – The recently concluded Sasol League roadshow in Secunda, Mpumalanga was a major success on and off the pitch.
Attended by interim Banyana Banyana coach, Desiree Ellis, the roadshow provided her with an opportunity to scout for talent for possible inclusion in national team structures.
The Coaches Workshop on Friday, 27 October was knowledge sharing session where key aspects of the game such as tactical and technical awareness of players, conditioning, psycho/social development, skills development and preparation for matches and tournaments were discussed in length with the local Sasol League coaches.
On Saturday, 28 October, the best teams in the Mpumalanga Sasol League went head to head to determine the provincial champions that will represent the province at the Sasol League National Championship in December.
Defending provincial champions Coal City Wizards came up tops yet again, defeating Nkomazi Ladies 2-0 in the showpiece match to secure their place at the upcoming National Championships in Nelspruit from 5-10 December 2017.
“The Sasol League roadshow in Secunda was a major success and we are thankful for the support shown by football fans that came and supported women’s football. Women’s football is definitely on the rise and the Sasol League roadshow provides an invaluable platform for local coaches and players to learn and showcase their talent to the Sasol Banyana Banyana technical team and hopefully be noticed” said Nozipho Mbatha – Sasol Group Brand Marketing Manager.
Five football fans in attendance were rewarded with shopping vouchers as a token of appreciation for their support.
Notably, Sasol recently renewed their 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 for another four (4) years until 2021.
The Sasol League takes place across all the nine provinces of South Africa. Matches are played on Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoon and will culminate with the National Championships that take place over a period of one week towards the end of the year.
For further information, please contact
Thomas Sadiki Njabulo Mbatha
SAFA Head of Competitions Sasol PR Manager
+27 82 417 4382 +27 78 270 9556