Speaking at the welcome, SA Football Association president Danny Jordaan said there would be a resolution to deal with gender pay gaps in the sporting fraternity.
“I spoke to the minister [Nathi Mthethwa] and we said we will meet with the government as soon as possible ... We must work together to address this disparity between men and women in sports ... While we celebrate we must also recognise there are challenges we are ready to meet,” said Jordaan.
Hundreds of people from all walks of life painted the airport in SA colours.
General Nene said he woke up early to show his support to Banyana Banyana.
“Their win is a message to SA football that local coaches must lead the national teams because you can’t send someone from another country to lead and win us something.”