30 November 2018 – SAFA Acting CEO, Russell Paul, has sent the following message to Banyana Banyana Head of Delegation, Head Coach, Technical and Support staff, and the Banyana Banyana Squad ahead of tomorrows AWCON finals. To view the letter, click here.


Dear HOD, Head Coach, Technical and Support Staff and Players


On behalf of the SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan, the SAFA Council, the entire SAFA Membership and staff, I would like to use this opportunity to wish you, the Head Coach and her technical team, support staff and all the players, everything of the best tomorrow in your quest to win the CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2018!

Your efforts to date have been tremendous as you heeded the call of duty for SAFA and the country, and your preparations to date have been meticulous.

We would like you go out onto the field tomorrow with your usual pride, savoring the moment with the full knowledge that the Nation joins SAFA in being behind each and every one of you, and when the anthem is sung tomorrow – just know that there will be more then 55miilion South Africans joining you with pride.

Also allow us to congratulate team members Janine and Thembi for being nominated as CAF African Women’s Player of the Year, Coach Desiree as CAF Women’s Coach of the Year and then the BANYANA BANAYA team once again being nominated as CAF Women’s National Team of the Year! You all deserve these accolades that are coming your way, for the efforts that you have put in.

Go out and enjoy yourselves!