Day 1 of the Sasol League National Championship off to a thrilling start

The Sasol League National Championship kicked off to a great start as promised. The weeklong tournament held at the Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein saw teams from different provinces bring their A-game to the field producing nail-biting matches to the audience of Free State.

The opening match saw the Limpopo side, Ramatlaohle Ladies FC collect a comfortable 3-1 win against the University of Cape Town. The goals kept on flowing as the second match saw University of Fort Hare FC thrash the Northern Cape based Royal Wizards FC 4-2 as the ladies showed off their skills and talents.

Sasol Juventus FC from Mpumalanga suffered a great defeat in their match, the last one for Day 1, losing 5-1 against the Gauteng based Croesus FC. The tournament was attended by SAFA officials and Sasol Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis who will use the opportunity to scout for new talent. The Sasol and SAFA partnered competition will see the ladies compete for a grand prize of R200 000 and R100 000 along with the opportunity for two top-placed teams to gain promotion to the Hollywoodbets Super League.

Sasol Group Brand and Sponsorships Manager, Dean Somerset said “We are excited to see such great talent displayed on the field. The ladies are indeed playing a quality brand of football, and we are proud as Sasol to be part of such an event that allows women footballers to strive for excellence while living the impossible”.

The audience of Bloemfontein can expect more thrilling matches from teams across the nine provinces as they will be fighting to be named Sasol League Champions 2023 on Sunday, 22 October when the tournament ends.

Day 2 – 18 October fixtures are as follows:

1. Fort Hare University (EC) vs Lidelani Ladies (KZN)09:00
2. Croesus (GP) vs Royal Queens (EC)12:30
3. Ramatlaohle Ladies (LP) vs Ixias FC (FS)15:30

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