South Africa international Thembi Kgatlana has joined United States of America (U.S.A) side Houston Dash, she has been playing for the University of Western Cape Ladies Football Club, impressed at the 2017 Cosafa Women’s Championship in Zimbabwe, inspiring Banyana Banyana to their fourth Cosafa Women’s Championship title.
Houston Dash are campaigning in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), announced the signing of the 21-year-old attacker.
Banyana Banyana players Janine van Wyk and Linda Motlhalo also ply their trade with the Houston outfit, under the guidance of Vera Pauw.
Dash released the following statement on Saturday night:
“Kgatlana joins Houston after spending last year with the University of Western Cape in South Africa. The forward represented South Africa in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, where she was coached by current Dash head coach, Vera Pauw.”
“The forward won the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations Women’s Championship with South Africa last year and earned Player of the Tournament honours,” a club statement read.
Kgatlana was nominated for the 2017 Caf Women’s Player of the Year accolade and she was up against some of Africa’s best female footballers, Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria and Cameroonian Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene.
Super Falcons striker Oshoala, who plies his trade in the Chinese Women’s Super League for Dalian Quanjian FC, scooped the award.
Article by Austin Ditlhobolo: IOL