SA receive major boost in their 2027 Women’s World Cup bid

The South African Football Association (Safa) has received a major boost in their mission to bid for the 2027 Fifa Women’s World Cup.

This after Safa president Danny Jordaan and newly appointed CEO Lydia Monyepao met with the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa on Monday – to give an update on their intentions to host the global tournament on SA shores once again.

Kodwa is said to be pleased with the progress that has been made by association and has since welcomed the update from Jordaan and Monyepao.

“I am very pleased with this update from Safa, the details around the progress and the work that has been achieved to date,” Kodwa said. 

Safa is now embarking on a phase of engaging the provincial governments, the cities, and the stadiums as the work around the bid continues.

“We are very happy with the progress that has been made,” Jordaan said.

“Our government has been very supportive of women’s sport as we have seen with various codes, including the eighth edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup that was held in South Africa early this year and the Netball World Cup that is set to be hosted in Cape Town from 28 July – 6 August.”

“Safa believes that hosting the 2027 Fifa Women’s World Cup will accelerate the professionalisation of women’s football on the continent.”

Jordaan recently returned from a meeting with the Confederation of African Football (Caf) in Cairo, Egypt, where he briefed the continental governing body on why hosting the Women’s World Cup is crucial to the project for SA.

Safa is set to make a presentation to the government ministers and MEC’s meeting in Bloemfontein on Thursday and Friday.

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