The South African minister of sports Nathi Mthethwa has said the government will be paying both their men and Women’s national teams same amount of allowances.
The Minister further revealed that the Banyana Banyana players and staff will receive an additional R5.8m from the Minister of Sports and Arts and Culture on top of the cash prize from the WAFCON .
The decision has been arrived at after the South African women’s team won the 2022 Africa womens africa cup to end the 26-years trophy drought for South African national team.
The Banyana Banyana went unbeaten at the 2022 WAFCON to lift their first ever womens Africa cup after six five failed attempts in the finals.
They have also secured their second FIFA womens World Cup qualification and will join Zambia, Morocco and Nigeria as Africa’s representatives at the global womens football showpiece to be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
The Banyana Banyana arrived today in South Africa from Morocco and where received to a heroes welcome as they brought an international trophy to the Southern African country for the first time in 26-years when the country’s senior men’s team won the AFCON.