Historic Achievement as Three African Teams Qualify for FIFA Women’s World Cup Round of 16

Banyana Banyana pose proudly in their travelling suits. The superior performances have earned a historic three African teams the right to contest the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 quarterfinals in New Zealand and Australia. Photo: Supplied

In a historic moment for African football, three African nations have qualified for the round of 16 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the very first time. South Africa, Morocco, and Nigeria have impressed audiences with their talent and determination, showcasing the immense potential in women’s football.

South Africa’s remarkable 3-2 victory secured their place in the next round, leaving fans ecstatic. Similarly, Morocco achieved a famous 1-0 win, displaying resilience throughout the match and eagerly awaiting the outcome of another crucial group match. Nigeria, after a goalless draw, successfully advanced to the knockout stages.

African Teams Face Europe Challenge

The round of 16 fixtures will see South Africa take on the Netherlands, Nigeria face England, and Morocco go up against France. These matches will undoubtedly be exciting opportunities for these African teams to make even more history on the international stage.

In recognition of their achievements, each player on the South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria squads will receive a minimum of R1,123,000 for reaching the round of 16. If they manage to progress to the quarterfinals, this amount will increase to R 1,685,000 for each player.

The bonus payment per player promised by FIFA  for the different stages is reported to be:

Group stage: $30k (R561,000)
Round of 16: $60k (R1.123m)
Quarter Final: $90k (R1.685m)
4th place: $165k (R3.087m)
3rd place: $180k (R3.368m)
2nd place: $195k (R3.649m) 
Winners: $270k (R5.053m)

This moment lays a foundation for the future of African football, demonstrating the immense potential and talent that exists within the continent. As investment and support continue to grow, we can expect to witness even more remarkable achievements in women’s football. 

The journey towards empowerment and success has just begun for these teams, and South African fans eagerly await their next steps on this incredible journey.

Photo Caption: Banyana Banyana pose proudly in their travelling suits. The superior performances have earned a historic three African teams the right to contest the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 quarterfinals in New Zealand and Australia. Photo: Supplied 

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