Women hosted at PSL match to mark Women's Day

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bloemfontein - Around 400 women and girls have been invited to attend a Premier Soccer League (PSL) match this weekend where they will be treated like VIPs as part of celebrations to mark Women's Day.

On Sunday, MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Dan Cooster Kgothule, will host 400 women during the derby game between the two provincial PSL teams, Bloemfontein Celtics and Free State Stars at the Seeisa Ramabodu Stadium.

The MEC's guests will be able to enjoy the match from a specially demarcated grand stand.

National women's soccer team, Banyana Banyana, are also expected to play the Sasol Leaque Diski Queens. Banyana Banyana coach, Augustine Makalakalane has confirmed the team will be there as part of the Women's Day celebrations.

Departmental spokesperson, Tankiso Zola, said the MEC would be hosting the women in honour of the role they play in sport and in society in general. 

The event would also be used as a platform to encourage others to play a prominent role in sport. "Sports and recreation must be accessible to women and girl-children," he said.

The MEC further urged all residents living in the province to use 9 August to honour women and girl-children, said Zola. 

On 9 August 2009 South African's will celebrate and commemorate the struggle of women for a free, non-racial and non-sexist country.