Women’s football in South Africa is largely supported and made possible by SASOL – a committed sponsor for more than a decade. Its investment has injected capital and kept the momentum going – ensuring that when it comes to growth and the world, South African women are #limitless.
This past season ended with us joining our hands in warm celebration of Janine van Wyk (JVW) Football Club – who walked away national champions.
In 2019 four new teams competed in the tournament for the first time. The teams were: Vasco da Gama FC, Ixias, Nkomzi Ladies and Executive Ladies. Wits University finished fifth at the end of their very first season of the SASOL League.
The Sasol League sees women’s football clubs from across the country come together with hopes of growing and developing semi-professional football in South Africa.
This year, we have been fortunate enough to have seen the fruits of development with the continued growth of sporting teams, leagues and the development of new tournaments. Such speaks to empowerment and the direct benefits of it.
As 2020 holds our dreams and we look to the (near) future, we can be confident and excited about women’s football. Even South African Olympic double gold medallist Caster Semenya has taken to football but will only take to the pitch for JVW FC next year – once again proving that women athletes are limitless.
If 2019 is anything to go by, 2020 is going to be double the success and progress.
Photo 1 Caption: JVW Football Club players celebrate their 2019 SASOL League title victory. Photo: JVW
With editing by gsport