SAFA, Mthethwa to discuss bid for 2023 Women’s World Cup

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Danny Jordaan, President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), said they would be meeting with Minister of Sports Nathi Mthethwa to deliberate on their bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

South Africa has tough competition in the bid though, the likes of Brazil and Argentina among five other impressive countries. The tournament will boast of 32 national teams.

Jordaan said the association and Mthethwa would buckle down and implement their plans after a thumbs-up from the government. They would have about six months to fine-tune their bid as the decision will be taken in March 2020.

While many said SAFA’s Vision 2022 overlooked the performance of the national teams, Jordan responded by referring to teams such as Banyana Banyana, the under 17 and under 21 teams who qualified to participate in World Cups this year but were unable to progress to the knockout stages. He praised their performances saying that it was “the most successful period of South African football.”