African players abroad Thembi Kgatlana : Banyana Banyana forward joins Atletico Madrid

Thembi Kgatlana

South African women’s team forward Thembi Kgatlana has made a bigger step in her career as he joins Primera Division Femenina giants Atletico Madrid on a two year-deal.

The Banyana Banyana star enjoyed a good season with SD Eibar last season as she scored 10 goals in 21 appearances in the Women’s top-flight in Spain.

She will wear the red and white colors until June 2023 and appeared to be really excited to join Atletico Women.

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“I am very happy to arrive at Atlético de Madrid. As a soccer player you always dream of playing in the best clubs,” Kgatlana told the club’s media department.

“My first goal is to be a team player and work hard for the team. I’m very happy to be able to join you soon, I can’t wait to meet you all.”

Atletico are the fifth club of Thembi Kgatlana overseas after Houston Dash, Beijing Phoenix, Benfica and Eibar.

In addition, the 50-times South Africa capped has been named CAF Women’s Footballer of the Year in 2018.


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