Tebogo Msimanga |
The University of South Africa (Unisa) has granted Banyana Banyana bursary opportunities to pursue study programmes of their choice and continue to shape their futures to a better tomorrow.
In a statement, Unisa said it will make available a special bursary programme (study opportunities), for the twenty-three (23) players in accordance with the university’s admission policies. The offer, whose terms and conditions will be communicated to the potential recipients, is effective from January 2023.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa Professor Puleng LenkaBula said the historic victory of South Africa in the African football scene after twenty-six years is very inspirational to Unisa, the youth, and South Africa as a whole. “The achievement of Banyana resonates with Unisa’s values of innovation, excellence, and responsiveness. It is for this reason that Unisa saw it befitting to offer our exemplary champions the opportunity to further their studies and futures”.
LenkaBula said they hope that in the same manner that Banyana have inspired the nation, this small gesture will inspire young girls and boys to believe in sport, virtues of discipline and excellence and that there are long-term benefits and rewards associated with such virtues’ said Prof LenkaBula, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa.
“In the next few days, Unisa will communicate the details for the official handover ceremony with the South African Football Association (SAFA) leadership and the public”.