The women’s football team from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is nominated to represent South Africa in a continental tournament this year, demonstrating the squad’s continued influence on the sports landscape in the nation.
In the 2024 COSAFA (Council of Southern African Football Associations) Champions League, UWC has been chosen to represent South Africa. The SADC (Southern African Development Community) champions from each nation compete in this tournament for the highest honors. The ultimate title of greatest team in Africa is up for grabs in the CAF (Confederation of African Football) Champions League, which the top two clubs from this competition will proceed to.
Despite being the current winners in both tournaments, Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) will only play in the CAF winners League this year. Thus, UWC has been selected to compete in the COSAFA Champions League following their second-place result in the Hollywoodbets Super League in 2023.
The victors of the COSAFA Champions League, which normally takes place in Durban over the course of a week in August, advance to the CAF Champions League, which is often staged in Morocco in September.
The nomination, according to UWC Sport Director Mandla Gagayi, is a fantastic chance for UWC Sport to grow. It will benefit the University as a recruiting tool as well.
This increases the range of venues in which our students may showcase their ability and even land professional contracts. It also demonstrates our efforts to improve sport by providing women the chances to compete at the greatest levels, according to Gagayi.