Sports Ministers Wishes Banyana Well

June 22, 2022

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has wished Banyana Banyana the best of luck as they head to Morocco to take part in next month’s CAF Women’s African Cup of Nations.

Desiree Ellis’s team will be jetting off to Rabat for the African showpiece tournament that kicks off in the first week of July.

Ellis confirmed her final squad on Monday, naming the 21 players who are looking to win the tournament for the first time, as well as qualify for the 2023 FIFA World Cup.

Minister Nthethwa has said they are proud of Banyana, and he wished them well for the tournament.

“Indeed, the investment in the Women’s’ League has created opportunities for players to hone their talent, participate in international tournaments and provide access to professional clubs around the world,” Mthethwa said in a statement released by the Department of Sport.

“We want to express our gratitude to all the players and coaches for their dedication, diligence, and consistency throughout the league.

“We are so proud of you and wish you well as you take on Nigeria, Burundi, and Botswana in the first round. We are confident that you will proceed further in the tournament.

“Remember a passionate football-loving nation will be watching and supporting you back home. We are confident that you will give of your best in this tournament and take your most deserved place in the FIFA World Cup in 2023.”

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