South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has face timed the nations women national football team Bayana Bayana to congratulate them on their qualification for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France also wishing them the best as they Square up against the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations final at the Accra Sport Complex in Ghana by 5pm.
Speaking to the team all the way from Buenos Aries in Argentina where he is attending the G-20 summit, the president took time to congratulate them for achieving a World Cup qualification feat. “I just wanted to call and say well done so far, you have made us so very proud. We have no doubt that you will succeed. We have seen the way you go about your business, the way you perform your duties and we are very impressed.
The other day in the Assembly we started our gathering with applause and a standing ovation to you because you really deserve it. Remember that everyone in South Africa. All 57 million is behind you and we applaud you and we wish you the very best for the final.”
The president also went on to motivate the team to be determined that they can beat the Falcons to win the trophy in Ghana. “We have no doubt that you are going to win and succeed because we have seen it in your faces, you are women of substance, and you are women who are prepared to achieve your goals. So my call to you is to go out there, walk onto that pitch with great confidence and think of just one thing which is how you can win.”
Genevieve Naa Amerley Bardina Quaye is A football administrator, content Creator, sports journalist and blogger with keen interest in women's sport, who has special interests in football and has contributed to the growth of women's football in Ghana.