The stage has been set for the 2019 edition of the Sasol League National Championship, which will take place at the Tsakane Stadium in Ekurhuleni from 3 to 8 December 2019.
Nine teams – all provincial champions from the Sasol League – will battle it out for the top honours.
Executive Ladies FC (Eastern Cape), Ixias FC (Free State), JVW FC (Gauteng), Sunflower FC (KwaZulu Natal), Ma Indies FC (Limpopo), Nkomazi Ladies FC (Mpumalanga), Royal Queens FC (North West), Royal Wizards FC (Northern Cape) and Vasco Da Gama (Western Cape) all went into the hat when the draw was conducted in Johannesburg today (Thursday, 21 November 2019) to determine who will lift the trophy.
There are three groups of three teams each. The top three will qualify for the semi-finals, alongside the best runner up. The semi-finals are scheduled for the 6th of December 2019 with the final taking place on the 08 December 2019. The winner will walk away with R200 000.00 (two hundred-thousand rand), with the runner up pocketing R100 000.00 (one-hundred-thousand rand).
The duo will also be guaranteed a place in the new SAFA Women’s National League to bring the teams from 12 to 14 for the next season.
The draw was conducted by Gay Mokoena, the vice president of the South African Football Association (SAFA), as well as Acting CEO of the Association, Nozipho Mbatha, the Group Brand Manager at SASOL, Gladwin White, SAFA NEC Member and also Chairman of Competitions Committee, and Desiree Ellis, Banyana Banyana Head Coach.
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) won the competition in 2018 after defeating Durban Ladies FC in the final held in Kimberley. This year the tournament kicks off with a clash between Royal Queens and Nkomazi Ladies at 10h30, followed at 13h00 by the match-up between Vasco da Gama and Ixias FC. JVW FC and Executive Ladies FC will round off the day’s play when they lock horns at 15h30.
A1 JVW FC – Gauteng
A2 Executive Ladies FC – Eastern Cape
A3 Ma Indies FC – Limpopo
B1 Vasco Da Gama FC – Western Cape
B2 Ixias FC – Free State
B3 Sunflowers FC – KwaZulu Natal
C1 Royal Queens FC – North West
C2 Nkomazi Ladies FC – Mpumalanga
C3 Royal Wizards FC – Northern Cape
Photo 1 Caption: The 2019 edition of the Sasol League National Championship draw took place on Thursday, 21 November 2019, as nine teams were categorised into three groups for the tournament that will run from 3 to 8 December 2019. Photo: SAFA.net
With editing by gsport