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Each Banyana Player Will Get R1.1m From FIFA

After Banyana Banyana reached the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup for the very first time in history, each of the 23 players in the squad is guaranteed R1.14 million ($60,000) from FIFA.

It was a historical day in South African football, as Banyana became the first ever national team – men and women – to reach the knockout stages of a World Cup tournament.

Thembi Kgatlana’s 92nd minute winner sent the country into celebrations of joy, like not seen in a long time.

But Banyana’s success on the pitch will also be felt by each and everyone of the heroines in Desiree Ellis squad.

After FIFA pledged to make “a huge investment in women’s football” and have “guaranteed prize money for players” for the very first time in history.

Banyana’s players, who were already guaranteed R572,000 ($30,000) from FIFA for participating in the tournament, will now get double that amount – in addition to the normal stupid they will receive from the South African Football Associations.

Below is the player bonus money for the different stages, as per FIFA:

  • Group stage: $30k (R572,000)
  • Round of 16: $60k (R1.14 million)
  • Quarter Final: $90k (R1.71 million)
  • 4th place: $165k (R3.14 million)
  • 3rd place: $180k (R3.43 million)
  • 2nd place: $195k (R3.71 million) 
  • Winners: $270k (R5.14 million)

Meanwhile, SAFA will also receive more money from FIFA, with the Round of 16 earning the federation R35.6 million ($1,870,000).

  • Group stage: $1,560,000 (R30 million)
  • Round of 16: $1,870,000 (R35.6 million)
  • Quarterfinal: $2,180,000 (R41.5 million)
  • Fourth place: $2,455,000 (R46.8 million)
  • Third place: $2,610,000 (R50 million)
  • Second place: $3,015,000 (R57.4 milion)
  • Winners: $4,290,000 (R81.7 million)

Banyana will now face the Netherlands in the round of 16 after Oranje topped Group E with seven points.

David Kappel
David Kappel
David Kappel has served as a renowned international editor and content manager for almost a decade. David specialises in ensuring content and social media posts are highly engaging for football fans and was previously the international editor at Soccer Laduma. He is currently the iDiski Times website editor and social strategist.