Despite qualifying for Women’s Afcon Cup SAFA fails to play Banyana squad

Despite qualifying for Women’s Afcon Cup SAFA fails to play Banyana squad

- The South African women’s national soccer team better known as Banyana Banyana qualified for the CAF Women Nations Cup

- The tournament is scheduled to take place in November and will be hosted by Ghana

- Despite qualifying for the tournament SAFA have failed to pay the squad as per their agreement

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The South African women’s national soccer team better known as Banyana Banyana qualified for the CAF Women Nations Cup which will be hosted by Ghana in November.

Despite qualifying and being a point of national pride the South African Football Association (SAFA) has reportedly failed to pay the players their salaries, this despite promising to do so.

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The team’s performances in recent times have been remarkable and in stark contrast to those by the men’s team who seem incapable of winning.

Briefly.co.za gathered that members of Banyana have taken their national kits home as a sign of their revolt against the association.

Banyana would have hoped to be treated with more respect since Ria Ledwaba took over as chairperson of the team. She previously served as the vice-president of SAFA and the hope was that she would promote women’s soccer and protect the players against exactly this type of situation.

The team have set their sights on qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next year and according to coach Desiree Ellis, this goal is non-negotiable.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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