South-Africa

R1m bonus for Banyana

2015-10-21 12:57
Banyana Banyana with coach Vera Pauw. Picture: Trevor Kunene

Banyana Banyana will share R1 million in bonuses for qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games.

This was revealed by the team sponsors Sasol and South African Football Association during a press conference at Safa House today.

The two entities each pledged a R500 000 bonus that would be shared among the players for reaching the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil showpiece.

In six matches of their qualifying campaign, undefeated Banyana won five and drew once.

US-based striker Jermaine Seoposenwe, who netted the solitary that sunk Equatorial Guinea last Sunday, finished the qualifiers on five goals.

The Rio 2016 Games will be the second time that South African women’s team have appeared at the multi-coded event since their debut at the London edition in 2012.

Zimbabwe secured another berth of Africa’s two slots at the Olympics.

“Many people say mission accomplished but we say it’s not accomplished yet,” said Banyana coach Vera Pauw.

Banyana have nine months to prepare for Rio and Pauw highlighted that “we have to become even fitter and grow the knowledge of the game at the highest level”.

» Read more about Pauw and Banyana in City Press on Sunday 

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