7 August 2020 – SAFA Senior NEC Member, Natasha Tsichlas has urged women the world over to unite and continue working hard in order to realise their dreams.

In a message to women on Women’s Month, the former Mamelodi Sundowns Iron Lady who is also SAFA Chair of Referees Committee said women in Africa wielded power which they should continue to show as mothers of the nation.

“Women are the rock of any society whether it is in South Africa, Africa or the rest of the world. They are mothers, wives, daughters and parents among other things. Women are the cornerstone of any society.

“As we celebrate women’s month, remember to respect women not only in the month of August but for 12 months of the year. Remember not to use violence against women and children.

“As SAFA, the organisation has done a lot to empower women as evidenced by various programmes the Association has championed under the leadership of Dr Danny Jordaan,” she said.

Tsichlas said SAFA was one of the few organisations that had really advocated for true emancipation of women.

“If you look at all our women’s national teams, we are probably the only country in the world where all are coached by women and where women’s programmes are given equal opportunities as those of men. This is the philosophy that society needs to instil throughout the country and the world.

“I also want to urge women to fight for their space, trust in God and to keep on working hard regardless of the obstacles. We also need to enjoy ourselves in this month of August because this is our month.

“God bless the women of Africa,” Tsichlas concluded.