22 November 2018 –The 2018 SASOL League National Championship draw was conducted at SAFA headquarters in Nasrec, Johannesburg on Thursday, 22 November.

Defending champions Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies FC are in Group C and will lock horns with UWC Ladies FC and Coal City FC.

KwaZulu-Natal provincial champions will battle it out with First Touch Academy and Richmond United FC in Group B, While Gauteng champions, TUT Ladies FC, will take on Thunder Birds FC and a team to be confirmed from the North West SASOL provincial League.

SAFA’s Acting, CEO Russell Paul, spoke gloriously of the Association’s partnership with SASOL saying the relationship played a huge role in helping to improve the standard of women’s football in the country.

This year’s tournament will run from 1–9 December 2018 in Kimberly.

“The amount of success we see with our senior women’s senior national team (Banyana Banyana) comes from the amount of hard work we (SAFA and SASOL) put on ground level,” Paul said.

“We would like to thank SASOL for partnering with us in this journey of helping improve the standard of women’s football in the country. I am glad that results are there for all to see within our women national teams.”

“Not so long ago, Banyana Banyana where crowned CAFs 2017 Team of the Year and just recently, defended their COSAFA Women’s Championship title. Their performance in this year’s Africa Women’s Cup of Nations has been very impressive and they seem the team to beat.”

SASOL Group Brand Marketing Manager Nozipho Mbatha, added that SASOL’s partnership with SAFA has been nothing but fruitful and hopes for more successful years to come.

“This is our 10th year since we decided to partner with SAFA on this journey,” Mbatha said. “And we are very much happy with that.

“It has been a very fruitful partnership for both of us and we are looking forward to many more fruitful years to come.”

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