Banyana Banyana Will Pocket R9.2 Million From South African Football Association for Winning AWCON Tournament

Banyana Banyana Will Pocket R9.2 Million From South African Football Association for Winning AWCON Tournament

  • Banyana Banyana will be looking to dethrone Nigeria and win their first-ever Women's Africa Cup of Nations tournament
  • South African Football Association President Danny Jordaan met with Banyana Banyana today ahead of their departure
  • Each Banyana player will receive R400 000 if they win the Women's Africa Cup of Nations tournament

Banyana Banyana will jet off tonight to Morocco for the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

South African Football Association (SAFA) president, Danny Jordaan, met with the side today to wish them well and promise them a major incentive for winning the tournament.

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Danny Jordaan met with the Banyana Banyana squad today, promising them a R9.2 million incentive if they were to win AWCON. Image: @Banyana_Banyana
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SABC Sport reported that SAFA will reward the side with R9.2 million if they win the tournament. Each player will walk away with a whopping R400 000.

The winners of AWCON also pocked $200,000 (R3 181 660) in prize money, the BBC confirmed.

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Banyana Are expected to play a few friendlies in Morocco before their opening game. The South African side will take on rivals, Nigeria, in their opening game of the tournament on 4 July.

They will also face Burundi and Botswana in Group C. Banyana have never won the tournament but are among the favourites to lift the trophy.

Coach Desiree Ellis officially announced the team that will compete in AWCON yesterday.

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South Africa has shown its hand ahead of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations to be hosted by Morocco next month.

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis announced her final squad of 23 players earlier today to do duty at the 13th iteration of the tournaments. Twelve teams divided into three groups will vie for the title that Nigeria more or less calls their own, having won it 10 times out of 12 occasions since the first edition that was held in 1991.

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Banyana Banyana are Africa's best, but an AWCON title will underline their status as Nigeria remains the benchmark

South Africa's women's national football team is the country's best senior side in the sports, and now they have sights for major honours to prove it.

As reported by Sports Brief, having sailed into the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations to be held in Morocco in July, they are targeting a first-ever title in the competition.

They came very close to doing so in Nigeria back in 2018 but lost to the queens of the tournament Nigeria.