Banyana Banyana’s financial concerns have been resolved, as announced in a press conference at Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 5 July 2023.
The team are currently preparing to jet off to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, however over the past few days, the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations champions expressed their concerns around appearance and bonus fees.
The matter was then taken up by Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa who stepped in together with the South African Football Players’ Union and SAFA to discuss a way forward.
It has been confirmed that the R565 000 FIFA appearance fee will be paid out to each player, while an additional R230 000 top-up bonus per player will also be granted.
This additional money was made possible by a generous contribution by the Motsepe Foundation, as co-founder Dr Precious Motsepe revealed the organisations aim to continue the fight for investment in women’s football in the country.
The Desiree Ellis-led side will now shift focus to the task at hand as they will face Costa Rica in their final warm-up match on 15 July, before beginning their World Cup campaign against Sweden on 23 July.
Photo 1 Caption: Banyana Banyana players pictured in training at University of Johannesburg. Photo: gsport