By MITTAH NDLAMLENZE
SAFA-Gauteng’ Sasol League defending champions, Palace Super Falcons started their title defense with a bang.
This was after the Thembisa-based side won their first two league matches convincingly, a 5-1 over Winchester at home before they could turn the heat to Alexandra United with a 3-0 away.
The star-studded Falcons who have been dominating the league in Gauteng for the past five years are now topping the league table with six points with their closest rivals Mamelodi Sundowns trailing behind them with three points.
This season (2010/11) was officially launched two weeks ago with Safa women’s football chairperson, Nomsa Mahlangu having described it as not only about the players, but as a platform to empower women to take charge as leaders and through football they are making it possible.
“The Sasol league has shown that women football is growing from strength to strength, and is still playing a major role in the growth of women football with the help of Safa,” said Mahlangu
Unlike last season where the provinces were divided into two streams, Mahlangu said this season three, kwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape will be divided into two streams of 8 teams to avoid costs in travelling expenses due to their distances. Each of the provinces will play as 16-team provincial league which makes 144 clubs per province in the league.
The winning team from different provinces will qualify to compete in the Sasol League national championship which will be held place from June 6-11 at the venue still to be confirmed.