South Africa's women's football team

Discussion in 'Football' started by denirobob, 15 March 2005.

  1. denirobob

    denirobob IBERIAN PRIMERA

    28 June 2002
    Henley, Oxfordshire
    "JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's female football team will be coached in etiquette and given tighter T-shirts in a drive to soften their image and attract sponsorship ahead of a 2007 World Cup bid. A top women's football official said on Wednesday that female players who dressed and acted like men were giving women's football a bad name and needed to nurture their feminine side by wearing more shapely kit and sitting like ladies. "They need to learn how to be ladies," Ria Ledwaba, head of the women's committee at the South African Football Association told Reuters. "At the moment you sometimes can't tell if they're men or women."

       The national team would be given a more shapely kit to emphasise their femininity on the pitch and would swap dowdy track suits for skirts and jackets when travelling. "Obviously they can't wear skirts on pitch... but they will be given outfits made for women, with female shirts that are shaped for breasts," Ledwaba said. SAFA would also hold etiquette workshops to turn the players -- often plucked from the streets of South Africa's sprawling townships with no schooling -- into "national assets".

      "We need to teach them etiquette and the importance of being a role model," said Ledwaba. "There are mothers out there who won't let their daughters play football because they think they'll start acting like boys."
  2. loz

    loz Guest

    What rubbish, its stuff like this that makes me think women will never play at the same level as men. Just let them be better footballers, who cares if they 'act like women' or not?
  3. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Thats not the case in Canada.... as a national sport, football is more populer for women. People can name players from the womans team, but not the males team....
  4. Sheep

    Sheep Guest

    Good point there. Womens football will never be big anyway,
  5. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Banned

    12 February 2005
    Nice avator Sheep.

    So those this mean they are trying to make women's football more sexier to watch.

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