THE world's attention is firmly on the men's 2010 World Cup, but two influential South African women wish the time will come when the same applies to the women's game.
Safa women's football convener Nomsa Mahlangu and national teams manager Fran Hilton-Smith have contributed to the advancement of the game, but they still want more support for the women's game.
For now, they are counting their blessings, which have come courtesy of the men. Hilton-Smith said: "I am happy with the spin-offs. We can emulate the best. Thanks to the men, people who did not seem interested now want to play us, like Uruguay and Argentina."
Mahlangu said: "We shouldn't expect the same rewards because we started after them and we do not have the same support, obviously."