I have been careful observing how the January transfer window has been making headlines as players transfer from different teams.
As always the last day of the transfer window was trending under the hashtag #deadlineday. Broadcast channels had hours of broadcast dedicated to the last day of the transfer window. To keep the fans updated about the last minute transfers.
Some of our South African journalists camped at the Premier Soccer League Offices in order to witness and report on the latest transfers.
As always it was the male transfers that attracted more attention from journalists and fans.
A few would be even aware of the three-time African Women’s footballer of the year Asisat Oshoala, a Nigeria international who joined Spanish giants Barcelona on loan from Chinese Women’s Super League side Dalian Quanjian F.C
Because she simply was not trending as her make counterparts.
This again raises a lot of questions about gender in inequality in the sport industry.
Just like Martin Luther King, Jr. I have a dream. However my dream is about women in sport.
I have a dream that one day women athletes will be recognised as males, earn the same wages as male athletes, get the same broadcast opportunities as male athletes, and finally a dream for female sport to get the same support as males.
We got a long way to go to achieve this but it is not an impossible dream. We can all play a part in supporting women in sport.