Kodwa urges Banyana Banyana to focus on the job at hand

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The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa has urged Banyana Banyana to focus on the job at hand. This after the team raised concerns about issues including pay less than three weeks before the start of the FIFA Woman’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Banyana Banyana’s concerns led to them boycotting the official send-off match against Botswana at the Tsakane Stadium, in Ekurhuleni on Sunday afternoon.

The team did not play the match after raising three issues.

They want a written agreement on the monies they will receive for participating in the FIFA World Cup, they were also not happy with Botswana as they’re opponent in their official send off match.

They also questioned the state of the pitch at Tsakane stadium.

Kodwa will meet with South African Football Players Union (SAPFU) on Tuesday.

Minister Kodwa says he has been in contact with the president of SAFA Danny Jordaan, and has received written communication from SAPFU about Banyana Banyana’s concerns.