OCEAN BASKET PRESENTS 2017 HIGH SCHOOLS WOMEN'S FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS WITH A SOCCER KIT

The 2017 High schools Women National Champions'; Elangeni High School, received a kind gesture from Ocean Basket in a form of a soccer kit. This school was crowned champions after winning against Hillside High School by 3-0. The key existence of this football development programme is to develop women football in the country as these players are being recruited by the different women's football clubs that play under the Women Football Association (WFA).

When making his remarks, the Chief executive Officer (CEO) of the National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) thanked Ocean Basket for her investment towards football development in the country. "As the NFAS, we would like to thank Ocean Basket for her investment towards football development in the country and more especially women's football", said the CEO. He also highlighted that these women's football development programme plays a vital role towards the development of players as they end up playing in the Women's Football League (WFL)  and ultimately the Women's National Team, Sitsebe SaMhlekazi.

Ocean Basket's Executive Director, Mrs Thokozile Vilakati- Jele, extended the organization's gratitude towards their involvement in this football development initiative more so as it involves the Swazi Girl child ina sport that is male dominated. "As ocean Basket, w really appreciate to be part of this football development initiative as we develop the Swazi Girl Child through a sport that is male dominated which is a good platform for girl/women empowerment in the country", she said. The Executive Director also congratulated the champions and also encourage other girls to participate in sports.

Speaking on behalf of here colleagues, was Thandeka Mbatha who extended their appreciation to both The NFAS and Ocean Basket for empowering them through football by providing the platform to showcase their football artistry. With more support from stakeholders, women football in the country can reach greater heights.

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