“Over the last few weeks we have taken note of what Banyana Banyana were doing in Ghana and we realised that we don’t appreciate them enough.
“They are a beacon of light‚ they have overcome a lot of obstacles and they have made the whole country proud.
“The other thing that we have noticed is that there is a huge (payment) discrepancy between Banyana Banyana and Bafana Bafana‚ the gap is just too big.
“When I arrived for a meeting with some of my colleagues‚ they applauded me because they agreed that what I did (making the pledge) was the right thing.”
Before they left for the tournament‚ Banyana were promised a share of R2,520,000 if they win the tournament or R1,575,000 if they finish runners up.
Outsurance said they would follow MiWay’s lead as they are already supporting the SA Football Association (Safa) through their sponsorship of South African match officials.
“We are very proud of Banyana Banyana qualifying for the World Cup‚” said Natasha Kawulesar‚ the Outsurance head of client relations.