Watch! Amazing Scenes As Banyana Are Welcomed Back In SA

Banyana Banyana received an incredible welcome back when they touched down at OR Tambo international Airport in Johannesburg this morning. Thousands of South African football fans came out to show some love to the girls who were carrying their trophy with some pride.

SAFA President was part of the team as he travelled alongside them. He was among the speakers who were on the programme of the celebration ceremony.

The South African Sports Minister Mr. Nathi Mthethwa also showed up to give a warm welcome to the girls and passed some appreciation words to the team. He also presented them with a cheque of R 5.8 million adding to the rewards that were initially promised to the girls before they departed for Morocco.”Three years ago we decided we are going to support SAFA we are going to establish the Women’s Football League in this country,” he said during the event which was live-broadcast on SuperSport TV and SABC.

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“Many people who are happy today having seen Banyana Banyana winning don’t know that it didn’t start today. It was the money which government gave to SAFA, R21 million to form this league and this league is producing today.

“We have been going through the journey, together with the regional squads, the fans of football in this country, who have gone all over. Last year many people did not see Banyana Banyana winning COSAFA Cup and as a government we were there with Banyana Banyana and we incentivised them.

“Last year Mamelodi Sundowns Women’s team won the CAF Champions League, yes this is the money we are talking about. We incentivised Mamelodi Sundowns and today this squad which was here, many of players come from that squad of Mamelodi Sundowns.

“We are going all the way, because we don’t start now supporting both financially and otherwise our women in sport. What Dr. Jordan is talking about the pay parity is a process which we’ll finish in all the processes in ensuring that women are paid equally.

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“It is going to be a law in this country, Banyana Banyana and Bafana Bafana will be paid equally because we are making that making that happen as the government.

“It’s not only Banyana Banyana but all the women’s team, we are supporting them as government and we’ve said that to SAFA, when we give SAFA money they must put money aside for women. We have been doing it in cricket, we have been doing that in rugby. We are not coming now, we are claiming this victory because we worked for it as a government. Halala Banyana Banyana, halalala.”

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