Sasol Extends Support of Women’s Football in SA

by | Oct 22, 2021

Petrochemical giant, Sasol, continues to lead the way backing South African women’s football, announcing a four-year extension with the South African Football Association. 

The announcement made on Friday, 22 October 2021, will see Sasol support Banyana Banyana and the Sasol League. 

Sasol Executive Vice President, Ms Charlotte Mokoena said: “It is an honour that for 12 years already Sasol has been at the forefront of women’s football development in South Africa. Our partnership with SAFA has enabled us to play a pivotal role in breaking down gender barriers in sport to empower young women.

“Our role in women’s football is a shining example of our purpose in action. A purpose we will live up to as we continue to play our part in advancing the interests and developmental needs of women, not just in sports, but also in business and society, in our communities and beyond. We are not just a sponsor, we are partner in the development and growth of women’s football.” 

Since 2009, the sole mandate between Sasol and SAFA has been to develop and promote women’s football from grassroots and national level. 

“This partnership was born with development in mind, and Sasol has put their money where their mouths are, as our flagship league – the Sasol League, continues to offer opportunities and produce players that are sought after, not only by the teams in the Hollywoodbets Super League but also across all national teams,” revealed SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan. 

“The investment made by Sasol back in 2009 has borne a lot of fruit for all to see. The backing has helped players to pursue both a playing career and education at the same time, and this has changed many a life of the players,” said Jordaan. 

The extension of the partnership comes at a valuable time as Banyana Banyana are embarking on a journey to qualifying for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Morocco in July. 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Petrochemical giant, Sasol, continue to lead the way backing South African women’s football, announcing a four-year extension with the South African Football Association. Photo: Supplied 

 

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