UWC hosts a particular homecoming for Banyana Banyana stars





UWC hosts a particular homecoming for Banyana Banyana stars

A whole bunch of scholars flocked to the Jakes Gerwel room on the principle campus to indicate their assist and admiration not just for Banyana Banyana, but in addition for his or her fellow college students. 5 of WAFCON’s profitable groups are finding out on the college. Banyana’s assistant coach Thinasonke Mbuli can also be the UWC girls’s head coach.

The College of the Western Cape (UWC) hosted a particular homecoming for their very own Banyana Banyana stars. Picture: Cato Louw / EWN.

CAPE TOWN – It was a proud second for a proud college when the College of the Western Cape (UWC) hosted a particular homecoming for his or her Banyana Banyana stars on Tuesday. The gamers raised the trophy of the ladies’s Africa Cup for the primary time, simply over per week in the past.

A whole bunch of scholars flocked to the Jakes Gerwel Room on the college’s essential campus to indicate their assist and admiration not just for Banyana Banyana, but in addition for his or her fellow college students. 5 of the WAFCON profitable group are finding out on the college. Banyana’s assistant coach Thinasonke Mbuli can also be the UWC girls’s head coach.

The truth is, Udubs – because the College is affectionately identified – devotes extra monetary sources to girls’s gaming than to males’s. That is in keeping with Gasant Abarder, UWC Media Supervisor. “In brief, it is an incubator for ladies’s soccer, opposite to the narrative that there’s little love for ladies’s play in SA,” Abarder mentioned.

Banyana goalkeeper Regirl Ngobeni, defender Bongeka Gamede, midfielders Amogelang Motau and Sibulele Holweni and ahead Noxolo Cesane have been greeted with applause and posters saying: “You made the UWC proud!”

UWC Chancellor and Vice Chancellor Professor Tyrone Pretorius mentioned the gamers and the coach made the college very proud. He added that he was completely happy that the jubilant group confirmed up in massive numbers to have a good time with them.

Mandla Gagayi, director of UWC Sport, proudly wore his UWC colours. She posed with the Banyana gamers, who have been dressed within the colours of the South African group, and had their gold medals hung round their necks.

“In 2016, after we mentioned we’d intentionally pool our sources to develop girls in sport, we weren’t speaking simply because the outcomes are seen in the present day,” Gagayi mentioned.

She continued: “We’re the leaders by way of alternatives for ladies in sport. I feel we’re one of many unequalled universities in South Africa, as a result of in case you take a look at the numbers of nationwide group gamers (5 present gamers and 6 alumni), it’s one thing that may by no means be taken away from the UWC as a frontrunner by way of giving alternatives for ladies in sport “.

There have been 12 UWC-related college students / gamers on the sport group. Which means 50% of the squad comes from the college.

UWC Girls’s FC is the one college to play within the prime girls’s nationwide league (Hollywood Bets League), the place it completed third in 2021. This season it has been overwhelmed by heavyweights similar to Mamelodi Sundowns and JVW.

On this, Gagayi added: “Our dream is that we do not simply wish to have a UWC group enjoying within the nationwide league. We have now partnered with Khayelitsha’s RV United and we wish to encourage them to hitch the Hollywoodbets as effectively. After which we are going to push one other group, as a result of we wish the Western Cape to be the hub of ladies in sport, particularly in soccer. “

Motau, a third-year BA Admin pupil and midfielder for Banyana, smiled from ear to ear, seeing her fellow college students flaunt their Banyana jerseys on the welcome. She says she hopes the keenness for ladies’s soccer will proceed because the native season looms: “I hope this is not the final time and I hope that each time we play in our leagues, the feminine college students present up and assist us as a result of that is the place begins. We would not be right here, if it weren’t as a result of we have been enjoying our league, week after week. And to see that type of assist is unbelievable and we’re grateful for it. “

The subsequent UWC Girls’s HollywoodBets Tremendous League sport is Saturday, August 6, 2022, towards the Golden Women. The kick-off is at 15:00.

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