Banyana lose out on R100k bonus offer after Safa says no thanks to MiWay’s money

The CEO of insurance company MiWay says he's at a loss for words after the SA Football Association (Safa) rejected his R100 000 donation towards the successful Banyana Banyana side.

MiWay’s CEO Rene Otto pledged the money towards the team as a once-off festive bonus after a call for corporate SA to show its support to the women's side.

Banyana has been celebrated for qualifying for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France‚ which will be their first appearance at the global finals.

Banyana Banaya receive their runners-up medals following their defeat to Nigeria in the Women's Africa Cup of Nations final in Accra, Ghana on 1 December 2018. Picture: @CAF_AWCON/Twitter

After the news that they qualified, many people highlighted the pay discrepancies between national men's team and the national women's team.

Otto says Banyana players are underpaid, despite displaying a level of excellence that the country has not seen for a long time.

Read: 'Banyana did us proud and restored pride in terms of a winning culture' - Safa CEO

He argues that the offer was to the players and not Safa, adding that it's the players who ultimately lose out.

Otto claims the company's intentions were good, even though they have been described as opportunistic by Safa.

On Monday, South Africans celebrated the return of Banyana Banyana from the 2018 Women's African Cup of Nations.

I can't explain to you why Safa turned the offer down... I'm a little bit at a loss for words.

Rene Otto, MiWay CEO

The offer was not made to Safa, but to the players. They are the ones who overcame the obstacles and showed us a level of excellence that we haven't seen for a long time in the country.

Rene Otto, MiWay CEO

It's really just a donation to celebrate excellence.

Rene Otto, MiWay CEO

No one at Safa spoke to us... They just say we are being opportunistic.

Rene Otto, MiWay CEO

The players are underpaid.

Rene Otto, MiWay CEO

Listen to the discussion on The Pippa Hudson Show:

WATCH: Banyana Banyana receive hero's welcome


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Banyana lose out on R100k bonus offer after Safa says no thanks to MiWay’s money


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Money saving tips for pensioners on Budget Day

Money saving tips for pensioners on Budget Day

Life is expensive. Here's a list of where and how senior citizens can enjoy a wide range of specials in the Mother City and also nationwide.

Moms lay charge against Rosebank Junior coach after schoolboys 'strip searched'

Moms lay charge against Rosebank Junior coach after schoolboys 'strip searched'

It's claimed the grade 6 pupils and fellow classmates were made to pull down their pants and underwear after money went missing.

'Banyana did us proud and restored pride in terms of a winning culture' Safa CEO

'Banyana did us proud and restored pride in terms of a winning culture' Safa CEO

Acting Safa CEO Russel Paul says Bayana put their best foot forward and carried the match with pride.

SABC can't afford to air Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana matches says SAFA

SABC can't afford to air Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana matches says SAFA

According to TimesLive, negotiations between the two reached a stalemate as the SABC owes Safa over R50-million.

'There are a lot of stereotypes around women footballers' - Amanda Dlamini

'There are a lot of stereotypes around women footballers' - Amanda Dlamini

The former Banyana Banyana captain says she had to balance school and football to end the stereotypes around the beautiful game.

Xolani celebrates Banyana Banyana's Portia Modise

Xolani celebrates Banyana Banyana's Portia Modise

Banyana Banyana's star striker, Portia Modise has served on the national team for 14 years and still can't afford a house?

Popular articles
[WATCH] Pupils packed in minibus taxi like sardines causes social media outrage

[WATCH] Pupils packed in minibus taxi like sardines causes social media outrage

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Mboweni will have to make tough political choices in Budget 2019 - economist

Mboweni will have to make tough political choices in Budget 2019 - economist

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni is due to deliver his annual Budget Speech in Parliament on Wednesday.

It's going to be a compromised budget this year, says Bruce Whitfield

It's going to be a compromised budget this year, says Bruce Whitfield

The Money Show host Bruce Whitfield says Tito Mboweni has really tough decisions to make when he delivers his budget speech.

'Parliament should have proper inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office'

'Parliament should have proper inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office'

DA's John Steenhuisen says Parliament should investigate the public protector after the findings against her.

Pule Mabe was never alone in hotel room with assistant - ANC NEC's Sdumo Dlamini

Pule Mabe was never alone in hotel room with assistant - ANC NEC's Sdumo Dlamini

ANC's Sdumo Dlamini says party spokesperson Pule Mabe free to return to work after he being cleared of sexual harassment charges.

Black gay men can be misogynists, and here's what a few have to say about it

Black gay men can be misogynists, and here's what a few have to say about it

Presenter Eusebius McKaiser hosted a panel discussion with black gay men exploring entrenched patriarchy and the dynamics at play.

[WATCH] Owner catches car thief off guard and thwarts vehicle theft in Springs

[WATCH] Owner catches car thief off guard and thwarts vehicle theft in Springs

The vehicle's owner came out of the store just in time to scare away the man attempting to steal his bakkie.

Johannesburg’s drive to create a smart city is rolling out

Johannesburg’s drive to create a smart city is rolling out

Vumatel is deploying 15 000 CCTV security cameras over the next five years to make Joburg's streets safer.