The SA national women’s football side returned home from the event to a hero’s welcome, at which Safa handed the cheque to team captain Janine van Wyk.

The amount of money includes all the incentives and bonuses agreed upon prior to the team’s departure for Ghana.

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Banyana are currently the toast of country, with the runners-up spot also guaranteeing them a place in the next Fifa Women’s World Cup, to be hosted by France next year.

The money will be split equally among the players who did duty in Ghana.

– African News Agency