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A hero’s welcome awaits when Banyana Banyana returns home with the trophy on Tuesday – My Crush Live News

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture says it is looking forward to welcoming Banyana Banyana home on Tuesday. Banyana return from Morocco with a win after winning the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations (WAFCON) tournament.

In a statement, the department said Saturday’s victory was a practical demonstration of the great progress made by the women’s game on the continent.

The final score was 2-1 to South Africa.

SABC Sports Senior Reporter Lebohang Dube was at the stadium to cover Banyana’s crowning moment:

Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa was quoted in the statement as saying: “The fact that Banyana Banyana stood tall when all was said and done is especially sweet. It feels good for South African football to reach the pinnacle of African football again for the first time since 1996.”

“In addition to saluting Desiree Ellis and her conquering heroines, I also want to congratulate the SAFA management for having the presence of mind to offer incentives as encouragement to the teams. Finally, we thank SASOL and other sponsors for believing in our women.”

The department urged supporters to come to OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday morning to “show their love”.

Meanwhile, South African Football Association president Danny Jordan has given assurances that Banyana Banyana will receive an incentive of R400 000 each on their return from Morocco.

Jordan says the team deserves recognition after their excellent performance in the tournament.

“We will fulfill the commitment. Don’t worry about it, I’ll sit down with the captain and talk to her when they get back. They deserve R400 000 and we will work hard to give them even more.”

The South African Football Coaches Association also congratulated the team for the feat and called on the country’s football technicians to do a proper analysis of how Banyana managed to conquer Africa to avoid the team falling into the same trap that Bafana Bafana did after winning the 1996 Afcon Mr.

The association reiterated that local coaches deserve all respect and a chance to lead local clubs and national teams, not because they are local coaches, but because they are capable coaches, if not better.

“While we congratulate Desiree and the girls, we also call on the football technicians in this country to do a proper analysis of the factors that contributed to the success of this team. Failure to understand what works and what doesn’t could mean we can repeat the same mistakes we repeated after Bafana Bafana won the Afcon in 1996 and things have gone the wrong way since then. We need to avoid those mistakes this time around and make sure we do better than that as we prepare for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup,” warns SAFCA President Greg Maschilo.

Social media has been abuzz with congratulatory messages and jubilation for Banyana Banyana after winning the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) trophy.

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