Kodwa wants PSL giants to have women’s teams

Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa is putting  pressur on Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to establish their women’s teams as part of developing women’s football in South Africa.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) recently outlined measures that compel clubs to have women’s professional teams as a ticket to participate in the 2023/2024 Champions League and Confederation Cup competitions as part of club licensing regulations.

Pirates have since been reported to be in talks with Hollywoodbets Super League sides UJ Ladies and Wits University over a potential partnership, instead of establishing their own women’s team from scratch.

 Chiefs are yet to give a timeline on when the establishment of their own women’s side will take place.

Mamelodi Sundowns are the only big club in the country with a women’s team.

“We need the other two big clubs [Chiefs and Pirates] to follow suit and have a women’s team,” said Kodwa.

“In doing so, it will help with the development of women’s football and young girls will be able to identify themselves with those players representing those clubs.”

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