Banyana Banyana have been awarded R2.4 million in bonuses by the South African Football Association (Safa) for the team’s performance at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon).
Banyana Banyana trio Thembi Kgatlana, Janine Van Wyk and Lebohang Ramalepe have all been included in the Team of the Tournament after impressive displays throughout the African Women’s Cup of Nations.
Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana walked away with the best player at the 2018 Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Banyana Banyana failed to clinch the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title after succumbing to a 4-3 defeat on penalties to defending champions Nigeria after the two sides played out to a 0-0 draw in the showpiece event in Accra.
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis give her thoughts on why Women’s football is on the rise in South Africa and how their is limitless opportunities for women in football.
Banyana Banyana beat Mali 2-0 in their African Women’s Cup of Nations semi-final to not only seal a spot in the showpiece event, but also book their ticket to next year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup for the first time.