SAFA welcomes CAF’s women’s club championship

Sports Reporter

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has welcomed the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decision to establish a Women’s Club Champions League.

SAFA acting CEO Tebogo Motlanthe said it is a huge boost for women’s football in the country and the rest of Africa.

“This is a major milestone in the association’s Vision 2022 blueprint. This will be a major boost for SAFA’s National Women’s League (SNWL) and for women’s football in general in our country. I also pay tribute to SASOL for their support of women’s football over the last 10 years. These milestones for SNWL and CAF Club Champions League could not have been realised without SASOL’s huge support,” Motlanthe said.

SAFA’s Women’s Football Committee chairperson Emma Hendricks said: “This is a huge boost for women’s football in general, and this will make our national teams more competitive.”

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis said by participating on the continent, women’s football in the country will greatly improve.

“This will help our national teams to grow, and I wish inaugural champions Mamelodi Sundowns all the best,” Ellis said.

Mamelodi Sundowns will be the first South Africaan club to participate in both the male and female versions of the CAF Club champions League.

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan also expressed delight on the CAF decision.

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