Super Falcons will be in Morocco to defend their crown and book a ticket to the World Cup
Banyana Banyana of South Africa have gotten incentives from the South African FA to win the 2022 WAFCON soon to be staged in Morocco.
The South Africans are one of the favourites for the tournament having gathered a young team of talented players and with the influence of star player, Kgatlana.
They are in group C alongside Nigeria, Burundi, and Botswana and are hopeful of making it out of the group.
“We are going to pay R9.2 million ($578,000) in bonuses for this team, on the basis that they win the (Women’s) AFCON,” SAFA president Danny Jordan said according to the SABC.
“So, if they win Afcon we will pay R9.2 million ($578,000) and if you look at the other cost in other words our investment in this team for specifically this Afcon is R10 million ($628,330).”
“This is our commitment, our confidence in Banyana Banyana and let me just tell you this, R10 million is the highest-paid amount ever paid in the national team, men and women, so you have broken the barriers, you have the highest amount paid for any national team in the history of South African football.”
South Africa came close four years ago, only losing to the Super Falcons on penalties after both teams failed to score in 120 minutes.
Team captain Refiloe Jane believes the incentives will be an advantage to the team as they’ll focus on just playing football.
“You’ve always said that when we [are] going to the tournament, you want to focus merely on just playing,” she said.
“We should sort out all the issues that we have before the tournament begins and I think this was one of the issues that we had and for you to come and honour us, give this promise it’s the kind of the motivation to the team and I know besides that motivation of wanting to receive the money, we also want to go out there and represent our nation with pride.