Players eye second tier

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
The Bloemfontein-based Young Divas FC women’s team are from the left, front: Gosiame Ntlhekoa, Kekeletso Machabela, Palesa Didi and Dineo Masoetsa; back: Molebogeng Malope, Bonolo Rakobo, Nosipho Bolawa, Nomakhephu Finini, Mamello Daniso and Reitumetse Seloma. The team is one of ten campaigning in the South African Football Association’s (Safa) Promotion Women’s League for u.19 players. Photo: Teboho Setena
The Bloemfontein-based Young Divas FC women’s team are from the left, front: Gosiame Ntlhekoa, Kekeletso Machabela, Palesa Didi and Dineo Masoetsa; back: Molebogeng Malope, Bonolo Rakobo, Nosipho Bolawa, Nomakhephu Finini, Mamello Daniso and Reitumetse Seloma. The team is one of ten campaigning in the South African Football Association’s (Safa) Promotion Women’s League for u.19 players. Photo: Teboho Setena

The Bloemfontein-based Young Divas FC is aiming to reach greater heights.

The club is one of ten campaigning in the South African Football Association’s (Safa) Promotion Women’s League for u.19 players.

Currently the team is in fourth position, with 15 points collected after five of the seven league matches in the first round of the competition.

The club, which has lost only two matches, is one of the five top-ranking clubs hoping to get promoted to the second-tier Safa Sasol Women’s League.

The team was founded early in 2017 in Freedom Square, Bloemfontein, with the help of local kwaito star Levi Lebangae Mokhethi.

The musician’s involvement was encouraged by a group of teenage girls’ passion to start a football team to showcase their talent.

The players started training on their own without any equipment. Much to the players’ delight, Mokhethi helped them to get balls and training equipment, and they have not looked back since.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Is social media doing more harm than good?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, our children are exposed and we can't protect them
49% - 4417 votes
Yes, but social media is part of the new reality
46% - 4090 votes
No, it's great for growing a child's world view
5% - 457 votes
Vote
USD/ZAR
14.06
+0.1%
GBP/ZAR
19.71
+0.2%
EUR/ZAR
17.14
+0.2%
AUD/ZAR
11.06
+0.3%
JPY/ZAR
0.13
+0.1%
Gold
1,831.32
0.0%
Silver
27.45
0.0%
Palladium
2,929.64
0.0%
Platinum
1,256.50
0.0%
Brent Crude
68.28
+0.3%
Top 40
62,573
+1.4%
All Share
68,520
+1.4%
Resource 10
71,474
+2.1%
Industrial 25
86,856
+0.9%
Financial 15
12,711
+1.1%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo