Former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates striker Jerry Skosana has reiterated the call for women’s sport to receive adequate support and sponsorship.
The South African Football Association’s partnership with betting company Hollywood Bets resulted in the 14-team Super League, which gave women from all nine different provinces the chance to showcase their talents.
Shosana says such partnerships are key to finding and developing talent.
“Hollywood Bets contributed to the victory that Banyana made. I mean the Hollywood Bets Super League. How many players played there that were unknown? I think that in itself was just a great success and I hope Hollywood Bets and SAFA continue their relationship for a long time to come.”
Meanwhile, Hollywood Bets Football Sponsorship Coordinator Indira Sofia Albuquerque says Banyana Banyana has done the country proud. “We are extremely proud of the Banyana Cup. It shows that what we’ve done or what we’re creating with the Super League is creating a competitive environment that’s high enough for those players to get on the international stage to perform.”
Recent media reports have also looked at the total prize money for the recently crowned African champions, with figures suggesting the players could receive around R400 000 each.
The money will come from the CAF Championship prize pool of about 9 million rand and a prize from the Ministry of Sports worth 5.8 million rand.
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