South Africa qualifies for FIFA Women's World Cup

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Johannesburg : The South African government on Wednesday congratulated the women's national football team (Banyana Banyana) for qualifying for the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time.

On Tuesday night, Banyana Banyana beat Mali 2-0 in Ghana and qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup. They also qualified for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations final which will be played on Saturday against defending champions Nigeria, reports Xinhua news agency.

"What is most striking is that Banyana Banyana have achieved much with less resources than their male counterparts, and with less exposure. We urge broadcasters and [the] media to boost their coverage of Banyana games," said the Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini.

Dlamini stated that the men's football team is paid more which is not fair. She said the female team deserves more support like their male counterparts.

Published : Wednesday, November 28, 2018 19:30 [IST]
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