Black First Land First (BLF) has met with the leadership of the South African Football Association (SAFA), including Acting CEO, Russell Paul, regarding the gender-pay discrimination of Banyana Banyana.
While BLF is appreciative of the conducive environment for open dialogue that was created by SAFA, we take the issue of gender discrimination very seriously and will not compromise on anything less than equity and equal pay between the two national teams.
BLF is well aware that sexism in sports is a global issue and having heard the challenges that SAFA is faced with, we believe that the solution lies with galvanizing many facets of society including the private sector, government and the media, to support Banyana Banyana.
BLF will write a finalisation of aspects we want addressed and SAFA has agreed to respond by next week Friday if not earlier.
BLF has invited members of the media to a press conference on the 24th of April (tomorrow). Amongst other pressing matters, BLF will have an extended update on the outcome and conclusion we wish to reach with regards to SAFA’s pay discrimination.
Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
23 April 2019
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