Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs are planning to join Mamelodi Sundowns and Royal AM in having a women’s team. Fans and football pundits have been asking for more PSL teams to join the bandwagon and contribute to women’s football and finally Kaizer Chiefs have a plan in action to make a change in women’s football in the country.
Kaizer Chiefs Marketing and Commercial Director Jessica Motaung believes women’s football needs a form of evolution to reach a new level. Amakhosi’s contributions will make a huge change in the football fraternity, not only in the field of play but also in attracting sponsorships. However, Amakhosi Director admitted that there’s a lot that needs to be done to fully formulate the action of creating a women’s team.
“We are in negotiations and discussions in launching a women’s team and we are very excited about what the future holds for Kaizer Chiefs. If we want to play at the Hollywoodbets level, we must try and negotiate with one of the teams that are playing in the Hollywoodbets Super League. It would be amazing to start a home team, but it has its implications, so we are excited about what we are doing in the negotiations and the kind of partnerships that we are embarking on,” Jessica Motaung said addressing the media.
With Kaizer Chiefs aiming to join the elite league of women’s football in the country will not only increase the level of competition in the country but it will increase the level of women’s development.
Over the years, Banyana Banyana has been struggling in selecting quality players due to a lack of well-developed players. With Kaizer Chiefs in the mix Banyana Banyana will have a larger pool to select players from. However, developing woman’s football may not necessarily be the real motivating factor behind Chiefs decision. In order to compete in the proposed lucrative African Super League in August 2023, every team has to have a woman’s team to in order to qualify to play in the league.
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