Port Elizabeth. Banyana Banyana in collaboration with their sponsor Sasol, held a coaching clinic for young female footballers on Saturday, 3 August 2019. The event took place at the Wesbourne Oval in Nelson Mandela Bay, as part of Sasol and the South African Football Association (SAFA)’s skills transfer initiative.
Eighty young female footballers between the ages of 11 and 15 came from schools in and around the Nelson Mandela Bay region to participate and meet their favourite Banyana Banyana players.
Tianna Prince, a player who attended the coaching clinic said, “I was nervous and excited to know that I’m going to meet Banyana Banyana. It was a nice experience and I really appreciate them spending the afternoon to teach us some skills. I learned a lot today and my favourite part was when we were taught how to shoot goals. I’d also like to thank Sasol for the goodies we received.”
The coaching clinic was led by Banyana Banyana players, focussing on various training techniques such as headers, shooting, passing, dribbling in between the cones, concentration station /fun games, tick tack toe etc.
“Today was a great experience for me personally because working with young girls is something I’m passionate about. It’s important as players to share our knowledge with others as a way to prepare for the future of women’s football in our country. I hope that today’s event also inspired the players to be Limitless and chase for their dreams because in the end, that’s what it’s all about.” Said Banyana Banyana’s Hilda Magaia.
Banyana Banyana who are currently participating at the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship took time out of their schedule to collaborate with Sasol in their quest to inspire young and upcoming female footballers.
Sasol’s Senior Manager: Group Brand Management, Nozipho Mbatha said, “It’s been such a fun and yet productive afternoon for everyone who participated in the coaching clinic. With each tournament, we always aim to do an activity with the team where they either share skills or inspire the next generation of women footballers. As a sponsor for women’s football, it is important for us to contribute to the future and growth of the sport. Today was also about inspiring young to be Limitless, to encourage them to work hard and pursue their dreams.” For more information on the Limitless initiative and to show your support, search #Limitless on Twitter or YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jMRZ_CJR3Y