Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has called on netball to have a professional league in the near future.
The Proteas did well to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 24 years. They finished fourth after losing to England in a bronze medal match.
The Proteas are ranked fifth in the world behind Australia, Jamaica, England and reigning world champions New Zealand.
The Proteas were rewarded for their efforts and heroics by the team’s sponsors. Telkom gave the team R 1 million to share.
Molokwane says Telkom also pledged to give each player R200 000 prize money.
Fam, we have something big to announce. As you know we promised each #SPARProteas player, one million rand if they won. Even though they didn’t bring home first place, each player will still receive R200 000 for their admirable showing at the recent #NetballWorldCup! #TelkomNL pic.twitter.com/Ax7kkPJSKp
— Telkom (@TelkomZA) July 23, 2019
– Report by Vincent Sitsula