The 2019 provincial Sasol League roadshows are back and Middleburg had the opportunity to host six teams on Saturday, 19 October 2019. Mpumalanga’s top Sasol League teams battled it out at the Kees Taljaard stadium, to secure a spot at the Sasol League National Championship. Banyana Banyana coach, Desiree Ellis also attended the roadshow as part of Sasol and SAFA’s aim to scout talent in the Sasol League.
After attending the roadshow on Saturday, coach Desiree Ellis said, “I’m thrilled to once again be part of the Sasol League roadshows. It is always exciting to identify new and upcoming talent in each province. It’s also interesting to see the growth in some of the players that I have identified or worked with before. The roadshows provide a great opportunity to interact with teams and share my own experiences to assist them with improving their skills.”
As part of the roadshows this year, Sasol has introduced the #Limitless challenge which is aimed at creating more interaction and showcasing of skills among Sasol League players. The challenge consists of activities such as the shooting and volley challenge and cross-bar challenge. Over 20 participants put their skills to the test and competed against each other at the Kees Tajaard stadium on Saturday. The top three winners walked away with soccer boots, sports bra and resistance band sponsored by Sasol.
One team that had the stadium celebrating was Nkomazi Ladies, who after five years in the Sasol League, finally got their victory and were crowned Mpumalanga champions. The team will be representing Mpumalanga and participating at the Sasol League National Championship for the first time this year.
Nkomazi Ladies’ coach, Mpumelelo Ngomane said, “We are so happy to be crowned the Mpumalanga Sasol League winners. My team and I have worked so hard over the years and it’s finally paying off. I’d like to thank Sasol for the support that they have shown us over the years. When they decided to have two streams in the province it helped us a lot because we did not have to travel long distances anymore, as this put a strain on players. We are grateful for their efforts and hope that they continue supporting women’s football.”
Nkomazi Ladies will face 8 other provinces at the 2019 Sasol League National Championship taking place in December. For more details and updates about the Sasol League and #Limitless, follow @SasolLeague on Twitter and Facebook, or search for #Limitless