The University of South Africa (Unisa) has granted special bursaries to Banyana Banyanaof South Africa players.
This will allow the players to pursue their studies after recently winning the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
The team won the final in Morocco on Saturday after beating the host nation 2-1 in Rabat.
In a statement released on Friday, Unisa’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Puleng LenkaBula said the university will make available a special bursary programme for the 23 players.
“The historic victory of South Africa in the African football scene after twenty-six years is very inspirational to Unisa, the youth, and South Africa as a whole. The achievement of Banyana resonates with Unisa’s values of innovation, excellence, and responsiveness. It is for this reason that Unisa saw it befitting to offer our exemplary champions the opportunity to further their studies and futures.
“We hope that in the same manner that Banyana has inspired the nation; this small gesture will inspire young girls and boys to believe in sport, virtues of discipline and excellence and that there are long-term benefits and rewards associated with such virtues,” added LenkaBula.
“The offer, whose terms and conditions will be communicated to the potential recipients, is effective from January 2023.