Banyana Banyana welcomed home in true Mzansi style

South Africa welcomes Banyana Banyan home

The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana received the warmest homecoming welcome from the Mzansi citizens chanting songs of victory when they arrived at the OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday, 26 July.

The day was a kaleidoscope of colour and a medley of sound from supporters adorned in the colours of the National team while others wore the regalia of their respective soccer teams. With music being one of the things that we do very well as South Africans, especially when we celebrate, there were brass bands, vocalists and those who harmoniously blew the vuvuzelas. All this was to honour and celebrate our Mzanzi Diski Queens.

The dignitaries who attended the event included the South African Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, the Gauteng MEC of Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation Sports, Mbali Hlophe, South African Football Association President, Danny Jordaan and our own Executive Vice President: Human Resources and Stakeholder Relations, Charlotte Mokoena who all congratulated the squad on winning their maiden African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) and securing a spot at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will take place in Australia and New Zealand next year.

Ms Mokoena echoed the sentiment behind Sasol’s recently launched “Live the Impossible” initiative, which seeks to continue to drive interest and ongoing support for Sasol-sponsored sports properties in South Africa. The campaign celebrates the milestones reached to date, and Banyana Banyana winning the AWCON fits effortlessly into this narrative.

Through the “Live the Impossible” campaign, Sasol wants to be the voice that reminds everyone that anything is possible regardless of one’s circumstances and that anything is possible if one puts their mind to it.