Banyan Banyan were awarded a 5,550,000 rubles bonus from the team sponsor SOSOL for a recent victory Women’s African Cup of Nations (WAFCON).
This happened a few days after the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthetwa announced that the government will reward 15 million rubles to the team.
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Banyana already received 9.2 million rubles they were promised a bonus SOFA before the start of the tournament.
SASOL celebrated the African champions at an event held at the company’s headquarters in Sandton on Thursday.
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BANANA BANANA CONFRONTS BRAZIL
The WAFCON champions will face Brazil in two high-profile friendlies in South Africa next month.
In the first match, the sides will meet in Orlando Stadium on Friday, September 2 in 18:00 and will meet in a second meeting three days later at a location to be confirmed.
coach Desiree Ellis said that she is very happy to meet with Women’s America’s Cup winners of a mouth-watering encounter between the two newly crowned champions of the continent.
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“It’s amazing,” coach Banyana Banyana told www.safa.net.
“You know, right after WAFCON last month, SAFA said that they will ensure we are better prepared for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. What more could we want? Power is not only in women’s football, but also in men’s football.
“Brazil is the Copa América champion, a force. What a way to start our preparations for the World Cup, what a way to start our campaign. We want to say thank you to SAFA. They have always been true to their word and we are looking forward to the Brazil game and everything that follows.”
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Highly-rated Brazil won their eighth Copa América after defeating the hosts Colombia 1-0 in July.
Meanwhile, Banyana claimed the biggest prize in African women’s football when they beat Morocco 2-1 last month.
Both parties were eligible to participate in the Women’s World Cup to play in Australia and New Zealand next year.
Brazil is currently ranked ninth in the world, while Banyan Banyan is ranked 54th.
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