By Zuko Komisa
Banyana Banyana will be given bursaries to pursue the study programs of their choice and continue to mould their lives toward a better tomorrow, according to Unisa, which has also joined in the celebration of the heroines.
Following their 2-1 victory over the hosts in the tournament’s championship match, Banyana brought the WAFCON trophy back to South Africa from Morocco on Tuesday.
The Department of Sport honoured the team with R5.8 million in prize money and a trip to the Union Buildings to see President Cyril Ramaphosa.
According to Unisa, the historic victory of SA in the African football scene after 26 years is very inspirational to the institution.
“In recognition of their historic achievement, Unisa will make available a special bursary programme (study opportunities), for the 23 players in accordance with the university’s admission policies,”
“The offer, whose terms and conditions will be communicated to the potential recipients, is effective from January 2023.
“The historic victory of SA in the African football scene after 26 years is very inspirational to Unisa, the youth, and SA 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.” said Prof Puleng LenkaBula, principal and vice-chancellor of Unisa.
Unisa grants WAFCON Champions Banyana Banyana bursary opportunities pic.twitter.com/SIae8OZRSV— Unisa (@unisa) July 29, 2022