Exclusive: TS Galaxy secure Hollywoodbets Super League status

Exclusive: TS Galaxy secure Hollywoodbets Super League status

TS Galaxy are set to play in the Hollywoodbets Super League next season, after club president Tim Sukazi exclusively revealed to SABC Sport they are buying a status.

Galaxy will become the third Premier Soccer League top flight club with a senior women’s team in the national league, after Mamelodi Sundowns and Royal AM.

University of Pretoria, who campaign in the Motsepe Foundation Championship, also had their women’s team earn promotion from the Sasol provincial championships in December last year.

Sukazi, however, prefers to keep suspense over the identity of the status they are buying in the league for now.

“As the Rockets, we believe in following through with our talk on all these kinds of matters, such that we make the dream of the endorsement of women’s football in our country a reality, especially by the PSL teams,” Sukazi told the public broadcaster’s sports desk.

Sukazi is no stranger to the process having previously bought a Mpumalanga-based provincial league status, with that team having won the last two editions and falling just short of earning promotion to the Super League, after losing at the national championships. 

“We have cut our teeth in the Sasol provincial league in the past two seasons, which helped us a lot in regard to honing our skills and learning all the pros and cons of women’s football in our country,” he added.

“[We] hope that our arrival in the Hollywoodbets Super League will bring the necessary credence, such that many of our counterparts in the PSL will follow in our footsteps.”

Sundowns Ladies team has been flying the flag for professional football teams in this space, having won the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League title in 2021 and the defending champions of the Super League since its inception. 

“Mamelodi Sundowns have been doing a splendid job, advancing the South African women’s football game, as did Royal AM recently when they took over the status of Bloemfontein Celtic [Ladies]. 

“As TS Galaxy, we want to continue with the cause of making women’s football our priority.”

SABC Sport understands that the team will continue to play their matches in Mpumalanga, with Solomon Mahlangu stadium in KwaMhlanga as their main home venue. 

However, they have also not closed doors to spreading some of their games around the country.

Further details about the new technical team is expected in the next few days, with the new Hollywoodbets Super League season set to kick-off next month.

Kaizer Chiefs also revealed they are working on possibly securing a status in the Super League for this coming season, with marketing director and board member Jessica Motaung now serving on the CAF and SAFA Women’s Football committees.