What They're Saying: Mariana Frambati

“This will affect those who are younger, who can take this activity more seriously as a future, a job. So that generations to come can develop and play starting from when they are young."

-- Banfield forward Mariana Frambati, on the decision by the Argentina federation (AFA) to professionalize the national women’s league, requiring that each of the 16 teams must have at least eight players signed to pro contracts. They will receive a minimum monthly salary of 15,000 pesos, or $365, equivalent to what players in the men's fourth division earn. The AFA will provide subsidies to each club covering the mimimum salary payments. (AP)
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