17 Sep Women’s Soccer tournament breaks silence
Ladies soccer has been on the horizon in the last few years in South Africa.
The national women’s soccer team, Banyana Banyana has been representing the country on great platforms.
Emalahleni Youth Against Substance Abuse (EYASA) hosted a soccer tournament for women on Saturday, September 11 at Moruti Makuse grounds in Hlalanikahle.
The tournament was aimed empowering young women and raising awareness of women who play different sports.
Soccer teams from Delmas, Ackerville and Vosman came together to compete as a way of supporting the initiative.
Issues such as teenage pregnancy, Gender-Based Violence, alcohol and substance abuse were highlighted as issues faced by a lot of women in the country.
“We thank all the teams and everyone who participated in this great event. We believe that the event broke the silence on women in sports and we hope to do more of these events,” said Crosswell Libazi, founder of EYASA Sports Academy. “I believe that such events will help women in sports to be acknowledged and respected,” added Libazi.
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