Women’s football back in focus as the Sasol League kicks off

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Premier women’s football returns this weekend with the much-anticipated kick off, of the Sasol League across Gauteng.

Sixteen teams will go head to head as the battle for supremacy in South African women’s football gets under way for the 2017 season.

NWU Vaal Campus and TUT-PTA will kick off the league on Thursday evening at 19:00 at the NWU Vaal Grounds, while defending Gauteng champions JVW will begin their title defence against VUT at the Bedfordview Stadium on midday on Sunday.

The other eight provinces will kick off their Sasol League schedules shortly.

“The Sasol League is the pinnacle competition for women’s football in this country and we cannot wait for the league to resume this weekend. The league has proven to be a breeding ground for talent and we are certain that this season will continue in the same vein,” said Thomas Sadiki, Head of Competitions, SAFA.

This year also marks the ninth year of Sasol’s sponsorship of the country’s premier women’s football league, an initiative that has played an integral part in contributing to the growth and development of women’s football in South Africa.

“At Sasol, we are committed to women empowerment and sports development through our sponsorship of women’s football. With our proudly South African heritage, we are making great strides in breaking down gender barriers on and off the field. Sasol Banyana Banyana’s recent successes can be attributed to the Sasol League and we are proud to partner in the development of women’s football,” said Nozipho Mbatha, Sasol Group Brand Marketing Manager.

FIXTURE – WEEK 1 – GAUTENG

NWU Vaal Campus vs TUT-PTA

NWU Vaal Grounds

Thu, 30 March 2017

19:00

H. Zebra Force vs Croesus Ladies

Phillip Stadium (Block L)

Sat, 1 April 2017

13:00

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC vs Pull Together

Mehlareng Stadium, Tembisa

Sat, 1 April 2017

13:00

Servol FC vs Blue Birds

Ennerdale Stadium

Sat, 1 April 2017

15:00

Nicko Taurus vs Palace Super Falcons

 

Munsieville Stadium

Sat, 1 April 2017

15:00

University of Pretoria Football Club vs University of Johannesburg

UP Sports Campus

Sat, 1 April 2017

15:00

JVW vs VUT

Bedfordview Stadium

Sun, 2 April 2017

12:00

Soweto Fabulous vs Springs Home Sweepers

Nike Centre

Sun, 2 April 2017

13:0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sasol League takes place across all the nine provinces of South Africa. Matches are played on Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoon and will culminate with the National Championships that take place over a period of one week towards the end of the year.

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