President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, has wished Banyana Banyana well as they face Nigeria in the final of the 2018 Women's Cup of Nations.
Speaking to the squad last night on a live video call from the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is leading a South African delegation, South Africa's Number One Citizen said he was proud of what Banyana Banyana had done. He congratulated the team on qualifying for their maiden FIFA Women's World Cup, and also wished them well for the final.
"Well done you have made us proud. As the Cabinet, as the Government of South Africa, we thank you and applaud you for the good work you have done. We have no doubt that you will succeed. We have seen the way you go about your business, the way you perform your duties and we are very impressed," said President Ramaphosa.
"The other day in the Assembly we started our gathering with a standing ovation to you because you really deserve it. Remember that everyone in South Africa, all 57 million, is behind you and we applaud you. Halala to all of you as Superwomen of our country."
Present during the video address to the team was the South African Ambassador to Ghana, Ms Lulu Xingwana as well the President of the South African Football Association (SAFA) Dr Danny Jordaan.
President Ramaphosa also reserved special praise for Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis for being the first person to qualify Banyana Banyana to a World Cup.