JOHANNESBURG – Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis and star player Bongeka Gamede believe Varsity Women’s Football is an ideal platform to grow women’s football in South Africa.
The most talented university footballers will be Potchefstroom for the Varsity Women’s Football tournament from September 19-21, with the final taking place on September 26.
The tournament takes place at North-West University, with selected games televised on SuperSport 204 and 210.
Eight teams will compete, including current champions Tshwane University of Technology. They will be joined by University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Zululand, Central University of Technology, University of Free State, University of Pretoria and University of the Western Cape (UWC).
Ellis lauded the quality of the tournament and how it has been a feeder to the SA national team, Banyana Banyana.