- The South African Football Association through president Danny Jordaan has clinched a major sponsorship deal with Hollywoodbets to aid the women’s league
- Dubbed the SAFA Women’s League, SAFA president Danny Jordaan said the sponsor will help develop the game and export more girls to overseas
- SAFA and Jordaan announced that the deal is worth R17 million and comes with better prize money for the league champions
The South African Football Association has announced a groundbreaking deal with betting giant, Hollywoodbets.
In a statement released to the media, SAFA says the newly announced partnership between the country’s football governing body and the new partnership will see phenomenal growth in women's football.
The Nasrec-based FA added the new financial backer will help to ensure more players are offloaded to overseas leagues.
Said SAFA in a statement:
“With over 30 players scattered around the world plying their trade with top leagues, the new sponsorship is set to galvanise the remarkable growth among women's football.”
Meanwhile, the SABC has it that the partnership is worth millions and around R17 million for sponsorship of women’s football in the country.
Speaking at a media briefing held at the SAFA headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, SAFA President Danny Jordaan said they hope the partnership will further strengthen the clubs to accelerate growth.
“We are really excited about this collaboration which we think is definitely a game-changer.”
The winner of the newly-founded Hollywoodbets Super League is set to walk away with a whopping R2 million in prize money while the runner-up will pocket R1 million.
Apart from that, the rest of the participating clubs will pocket a cool R150 000 each with the Player of the Season, Coach of the Season, and Young Player of the Season each getting R50 000.
Just like in the men’s category, the winner of the league will take part in the CAF Women’s Champions League with the winner of the Champions League set to take part in the FIFA Women’s Cup World Cup.
SAFA CEO, Tebogo Motlanthe has also announced that SAFA will also increase monthly grants to clubs. Said Motlanthe:
"There will be an increase in monthly grants to the clubs.”
In the most recent past, Briefly News recently reported that SAFA was set to announce a new Bafana Bafana coach on Saturday and president Jordaan explained why the vacant job has attracted many applications.
Media reports surfaced this week that the coaching post has attracted more than 200 CVs and some of the coaches are from Europe.
Names such as Carlos Queiroz, Herve Renard as well as Phillipe Troussier were mentioned as among those vying for the top job.
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Source: Briefly News