For those Banyana Banyana players who were born in Limpopo, this week turned out to be even better than they could have hoped for.
This comes after the South African team won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations where they beat Morocco in the final.
To celebrate their massive achievement, Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced on Tuesday that his department will commit R5.8 million to the team’s kitty upon their arrival back home.
Earlier this week, the South African Football Association said that the squad would each get a share of the R9.2 million bonus pool
The province’s MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Thandi Moraka announced on Thursday that five of the team’s players were born in Limpopo.
Hildah Magaia, who was responsible for both the team’s winning goals in the final also forms part of this exclusive group.
Alongside Magai, Noko Matlou, Lebogang Ramalepe, Nomvula Kgoale and Amogelang Motau will each get an additional R100 000 paid into their bank accounts.
Female professional athletes’ income has long been a hot topic as they usually earn much less than their male counterparts.
On Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa cleared the air around the subject when he announced that the women will earn the same level of salaries as the men.
“You deserve equal pay for equal work that you do.”
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