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  1. 144

    • Team participating in the Sasol League across the 9 provinces of South Africa
    • Each province is split into 16 teams
  2. 2880

    • Total number of female players that ply their trade in the Sasol League
    • Each team is represented by 20 players
  3. SASOL LEAGUE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    • Tournament where the best teams from each province compete for the honours of being the National Champions
    • Tournament is played by the 9 Sasol League provincial winners
    • First tournament in 2009 was hosted in Belhar, Cape Town
      • Detroit Ladies (Mpumalanga) were crowned the inaugural Sasol League National Champions after defeating Durban Ladies by 6 - 1 in the final
      • Amanda “Toki” Dlamini (Durban Ladies) was the top goalscorer at the tournament with 8 goals
      • Nompumelelo Nyandeni (Detroit Ladies) was voted the Sasol Diski Queen of the Tournament for her performance throughout the week long tournament
    • In 2010, the tournament was hosted at Seshego Stadium, Polokwane, Limpopo
      • Palace Super Falcons (Gauteng) dethroned Detriot Ladies (Mpumalanga) to become the Sasol League National Champions after the match ended in a 2 – 2 draw at full time. Palace Super Falcons (Gauteng) won the match 4 – 2 on penalties
      • Nompumelelo Nyandeni (Detroit Ladies) was awarded the top goalscorer of the tournament for her 14 goals
      • Nompumelelo Nyandeni (Detroit Ladies) retained her trophy as the Sasol Diski Queen of the Tournament
      • The final of the tournament was the first women’s football league tournament final to be broadcast LIVE on SABC.
    • In 2011, the tournament was hosted at Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre as well as Seisa Ramabodu Stadium (home to Bloemfontein Celtic Football Club), Mangaung, Free State
      • Palace Super Falcons (Gauteng) defended their title as the Sasol League National Champions after defeating Brazilian Ladies from Limpopo 6 – 0. This also saw prolific striker Martha Mokoma score 4 goals in the match.
      • Martha Mokoma (Palace Super Falcons) received the Top Goalscorer of the Tournament with 11 goals
      • Tina Selepe (Palace Super Falcons) was voted the Sasol Diski Queen of the Tournament
    • In 2012, the tournament was hosted at King Zwelithini Stadium, Umlazi, Durban
      • Palace Super Falcons (Gauteng) showed further superiority in women’s football by being crowned the Sasol League National Champions after defeating Cape Town Roses 5 – 2 in the final of the week long tournament
      • Silindile “Mshana” Ngubane (Durban Ladies) walked away with the Top Goalscorer of the Tournament award for her 11 goals in the week
      • Portia “Bashin” Modise (Palace Super Falcons) was voted the Sasol Diski Queen of the Tournament for her performance that led to Palace Super Falcons retaining their trophy
    • In 2013, the tournament was hosted at Alabama and Matlosana Stadium, Klerksdorp North West
      • New comers Mamelodi Sundows Ladies (Gauteng) who dethroned Palace Super Falcons (Gauteng) as provincial Champions to qualify for the tournament did one better by dethroning their Gauteng neighbours and be crowned Sasol League National Champions
      • Noko “Beep Beep” Matlou (MaIndies Ladies) walked away with the Top Goalscorer award for her 7 goals in the tournament
      • Busisiwe Ndimeni (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies) walked voted the Sasol Diski Queen of the Tournament
  4. PALACE SUPER FALCONS (GAUTENG)

    • The only team to have be crowned the Sasol League National Champions more than once. They are 3 time champions after winning the title in 2010, 2011 and 2012
    • The only team to have defended their Sasol League National Championship title in 2011 and 2012
  5. BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC LADIES (FREE STATE) AND DURBAN LADIES (KWAZULU NATAL)

    • The only two teams to have been crowned as the Sasol League Provincial Champions every season since 2009
    • With 5 Sasol League National Championships tournaments already hosted from 2009 – 2013, these two clubs are the only teams that have been at the week-long tournament since inception
  6. R 100, 000.00

    • Prize money paid out to the top 8 teams in each of the Sasol League provincial leagues
    • The winning team receives R 30, 000.00 and the balance of R 70, 000.00 is paid out to the remaining 7 teams
  7. R 200, 000.00

    • Prize Money paid by SAFA and Sasol to the teams participating in the Sasol League National Championships
    • The Sasol League National Champions receive a total of R 50, 000.00, with the runners up receiving R 30, 000.00.
    • R 25, 000.00 and R 20, 000.00 is paid to the team placing 3rd and 4th respectively at the tournament
    • The balance of 75, 000.00 is split evenly for team placing 5th – 9th position.
  8.  SASOL DISKI QUEEN

    • Man of the Match equivalent in the men’s game
    • Issued to a player that has had an influence in the performance of her team
    • This award is activated at the Sasol League Road Shows as well as the Sasol League National Championships
  9.  SASOL LEAGUE ROADSHOW

    • Football festival where Sasol together with SAFA visit remote regions of the country to promote women’s football
    • The day included the following elements:
      • Coach’s Workshop 
        • an opportunity for the Sasol Banyana Banyana technical team to workshop issues around women’s football
        • A knowledge sharing session by the Sasol Banyana Banyana technical arounding the coaching of women football players. This allows for better preparations of players and also bridges the gap between the national team and clubs
    • Open Trials
      • An open trials session where all current and aspiring female footballers can be carefully monitored and guided by the Sasol Banyana Banyana Banyana technical team
      • Players who excel in the open trials sessions are placed into a pool of players that have the potential of being selected for the various women’s football national team i.e. U/17, U20 and Sasol Banyana Banyana
      • Over 250 players have been placed in various pools for these national teams in the last 5 years on the Sasol League
    • Matches
      • 2 Matches take place during the Sasol League road show activations
      • Matches are decided upon by SAFA
      • This gives the Sasol Banyana Banyana technical staff further opportunities to view players in a match situation. It also allows to know these players in the positions they play in for their clubs allowing them to make more informed decision when selecting for the national team
  10.  FOURTEEN

    • Most number of goals scored by a single player at the Sasol League National Championships
    • This was achieved by Nompumelelo Nyandeni (Detroit Ladies) in the 2010 edition of the tournament. 

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