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Sasol renew long-standing partnership with SAFA to sponsor Banyana Banyana until 2025

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  • Sasol and SAFA have signed a new deal that will see the company continue to sponsor women's football in South Africa.
  • Banyana Banyana will be sponsored until 2025, including the women's league comprising of 144 teams.
  • The senior women's side recently beat Mozambique 7-0 in an AWCON qualifier.

The South African Football Association (SAFA) and Sasol have renewed their long-standing partnership by four years, sponsoring the senior national women's outfit Banyana Banyana until 2025.

The integrated energy and chemical company first partnered with South Africa’s leading football body in 2009 and the relationship has grown given the rise of women’s football in the country.

"It is a wonderful morning, for women's football as we stand here to review a partnership that started in 2009," said SAFA president Danny Jordaan on Friday morning during the official announcement at Sasol headquarters.

"We want to thank the Sasol board for a decision to continue to support women's football in South Africa, both in the Sasol league and Banyana Banyana."

The deal will also see Sasol continue to sponsor the women's league containing 144 teams. 

The announcement comes two days after Banyana Banyana emphatically defeated Mozambique 7-0 in an African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) first-leg qualifier on Wednesday.

Coach Desiree Ellis' side went up 3-0 in the first half courtesy of goals from Melinda Kgadiete, Linda Motlhalo and Gabriela Salgado.

READ | 'We hit the posts about 5, 6 times!' - Banyana coach Ellis elated after 7-0 Mozambique romp

However, captain Janine Van Wyk and Noxolo Cesane added their names to the scoresheet in the second stanza, while Salgado and Motlhalo completed their brace before the final whistle.

Mozambique will now travel to South Africa for the return leg on Tuesday, 26 October, at Dobsonville Stadium.

The AWCON tournament will take place in July and August 2022 in Morocco.

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