South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan has promised Banyana Banyana R9.2m to win the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2022.
Jordaan made the announcement at a short send-off press conference in Parktown on Tuesday.
Head coach Desiree Ellis’ group had their final training session in Linksfield, Johannesburg on Tuesday morning before leaving for Morocco on Tuesday night.
Their opening game is against the Super Falcons, and should Banyana reach the semi-finals, they’ll qualify for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
If they finish fourth, each player will get R30, 000, and third will see them get R40, 000 each. Second place will come with R55, 000 with the massive reward of winning the tournament would see the players get a whopping R400, 000.
Banyana star player Thembi Kgatlana has vowed that Banyana would bring their A-game against any opposition they face at the 2022 WAFCON championship in Morocco.
“We don’t have to undermine anyone, it’s football and everyone is there to show what they can do and more specifically in our group having two debutants, for us, it’s going to be a challenge to be disciplined and still be able to bring our A-game even when we play teams that are lower ranked than us,” Kgatlana continued.
From five meetings at the WAFCON tournament, the Falcons have won three while the South Africans have won twice.
Banyana will face Nigeria in their opening match of the competition on 4 July at Prince Moulay Hassan Sports Complex in Rabat.