Sasol League National Champs a Stepping Stone for 2023 

Lydia Monyepao, SAFA CEO, pictured during the 2023 Sasol League Launch at the Sasol Place, Sandton on the 26 September 2023. Photo: SAFA on X

Serious prize money and upward qualification are the main prizes on offer in the 2023 Sasol League National Championship, scheduled to take place at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein, Free State, from 16 to 22 October 2023.

Nine provincial winners will eye the qualification to the Hollywoodbets Super League, won by the two sides to contest the final, while the 2023 Sasol League National Champions title will pay the winner the tournament grand prize of R200,000, with R100,000 going to the silver-medalist. 

While not earning qualification, the third-placed team will receive a consolation prize of R60,000.

A Platform for Excelling at the Highest Levels

The Sasol League is billed as a crucial platform for young and aspiring women footballers, and offers entry-level opportunities to pursue their football careers, with the aim of excelling and achieving at the highest levels both within South Africa and internationally. 

Nozipho Mbatha, Sasol Senior Manager: Group Brand and Sponsorships, spoke at the launch and draw of the championship. She invited the public to believe in the dreams of the young women participating in the Sasol League. 

The league operates under the bold statement – “Believe in Her Dreams with Sasol League” – emphasising that it is a launchpad for future national team players.

Through various campaigns and initiatives, Sasol aims to position the league as a stepping stone that opens up a world of opportunities in the football fraternity for young athletes. 

A Stepping Stone to Realise Dreams

The Sasol League stands as the premier semi-professional platform and is considered the birthplace of dreams for many young women. The league is committed to stimulating a future where women excel in all spheres, not just in football.

Sasol’s objectives extend beyond just developing the teams in terms of their football skills. The company aims to provide the players with knowledge and a deep understanding of the sport. By supporting the Sasol League, Sasol is not merely backing women’s football; it is investing in the pursuit of dreams and inspiring greatness. 

The league has produced athletes who have gone on to play on international fields, as well as those who represent South Africa as Banyana Banyana players.

SAFA CEO Lydia Monyepao expressed gratitude towards Sasol for their long-standing support of women’s football. She noted that the Sasol League has been a massive foundation and has produced an unending supply of players. This invaluable pipeline has made countless dreams possible for young women in the sport.

The 2023 Sasol League National Championship will consist of nine group stages and three knock out matches:

Group Stages (17 – 19 October) – Broadcast on Sasol and SAFA social and digital media platforms
Semi Final (20 October) – Broadcast on SABC Sport Channel
Final (22 October) – Broadcast on SABC 1

Photo Caption: Lydia Monyepao, SAFA CEO, pictured during the 2023 Sasol League Launch at the Sasol Place, Sandton on the 26 September 2023. Photo: SAFA on X

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