Eastern Cape to host Sasol League national play-offs

sasol_league_logo-OL-283x300sasol_league_logo-OL-283x300THE draw for the 6th edition of the Sasol League National Championship was conducted today at SAFA House, Nasrec.
The 2014 edition of the tournament will be held at the Isaac Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth from 08 – 14 December.
The competition comprises of nine provincial winners who compete in a week long tournament in the bid to be crowned the Sasol League Champions.
Not all the provinces have completed their league matches as yet, with provincial play-off games scheduled for the weekend of the 23rd and 29th November.
Defending Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns will know their fate on Saturday, 22 November, after the last round matches are played in the Gauteng stream. They are joint first on the log with three time champions, Palace Super Falcons.
The Sasol league has grown from strength to strength in the past six years, with more women playing football in the country. This has created a pathway for the senior women’s national team coaches to scout for players for Sasol Banyana Banyana.
“We are proud to see the contribution the league has made in the national team, we have seen a rise in the number of players in the Banyana Banyana squad, who play in the teams participating in the league. This shows that we have met our objective of using the league as a feeder to the national team. We have seen high levels of competitiveness in the past years at the national champs, and it is with no doubt that, that will continue in Port Elizabeth,” said Dumisani Mbokane, Sasol sponsorship specialist.
“It is great to have so many young women playing football; the contribution that Sasol has made to the game is astonishing. We look forward to some competitive and exciting football during the tournament in Port Elizabeth,” said Ms Nomsa Mahlangu, SAFA Chairperson of Competitions Committee and Head of Women’s football.

Qualified teams
1. Eastern Cape : Coastal United/ Manchester Babes
2. Free State : Bloemfontein Celtic
3. Gauteng : Palace Super Falcons/ Mamelodi Sundowns
4. KZN : Durban Ladies/ Newcastle Ladies
5. Limpopo : Ma-Indies Ladies/ Kanatla Ladies
6. Mpumalanga : Coal City Wizards
7. Northern Cape : Royal Wizards/ RC Mills
8. North West : Titans FC/ ALS Puk Tawana
9. Western Cape : Cape Town Roses

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