It’s time SA invested in their women
NFD, the winners take home US$20 000 should be cause for concern.
Before I digress, I think Banyana’s failure in Cameroon should instigate a rethink from the club bosses across South Africa and if they are genuine and have the interest of women’s football at heart, then it is their prerogative to act now and stop paying lip service.
Imagine a match between the ladies of Kaizer Chiefs and Sundowns, or involving Orlando Pirates, played as a curtain raiser to either a Multichoice Diski Challenge or a Premier League match?
South Africans complain that crowds have dwindled in the PSL but perhaps it is time to entice families back to football by introducing established women’s teams into the game and maybe that could be the shot in the arm Banyana need to be more competitive on the world stage.
Algeria Appearing in Africa for the first time, they reached the CAF Confederation Cup final, losing 5-2 overall to TP Mazembe, despite winning only two of 10 matches and scoring only four goals.
DRC Winning the CAF Confederation Cup brought a happy end to a season that began with a Caf Super Cup win over Etoile Sahel of Tunisia before their defence of the CAF Champions League came to an early end when eliminated by Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.
Egypt While chairman Mortada Mansour hired and fired coaches, the ‘White Knights’ somehow managed to reach the CAF Champions League final for the first time since 2002 before coming off second best against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Zambia Few outside Zambia thought the Ndola-based club would reach the group stage of the CAF Champions League, never mind the semi-finals. – MONTHATI MOTAUNG