28 November 2018 – As a proud supporter of our national football teams, South African Airways would like to congratulate SAFA and Banyana Banyana for securing qualification to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next year as well as for reaching the final of the 2018 Women’s AFCON in Ghana

As the national carrier, we are incredibly proud of Coach Desiree Ellis and her team for this achievement. There is no doubt that last night’s victory and qualification made the entire country proud. We look forward to many more moments like these from our national teams in the future.

Achievements like these do not happen by chance. We acknowledge all efforts by SAFA and its partners to take our football forward. It is clear that Vision 2022 is slowly bearing fruits. We have seen steady progress with our junior nation teams qualifying for major tournaments; it augurs well for the future of our football.

While a daunting task still awaits the girls in the final against Nigeria on Saturday, the heights reached in 2018 have surely set the foundation for future success.

We look forward to carrying Banyana Banyana to the 2019 Women’s World Cup.