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Women's football needs support of companies in South Africa - Hilton-Smith

Former Safa technical director Fran Hilton-Smith has appealed for sponsorships from companies, especially women-centric brands, to grow women's football in the country.

Safa launched the historic Women's National League last year, with 12 teams competing in a round-robin system, but it had no sponsor, prize money nor broadcasting rights for the event.

Mamelodi Sundowns emerged the inaugural SWNL champions, having accrued 63 points from 21 matches, with the organisers faced with many financial issues during the 2019-20 season.

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Irked by the lack of sponsorship for the country's maiden women's top-flight campaign, Hilton-Smith, who is also a Caf technical instructor, called for corporate support for the women's game.