Young Banyana Banyana defender who chose football over education

Young Banyana Banyana defender who chose football over education

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies defender, Tiisetso Makhubela, took the bold decision to leave school a year ago. Now, she’s been called up to the national team squad for the African Women’s Cup of Nations.

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Makhubela felt she was more passionate about football and felt it could potentially open more doors for her in the future.

She therefore dropped out while in her grade 11 year and focused purely on football.

Briefly.co.za understands the 21-year-old feels vindicated upon receiving the Banyana call-up.

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As reported by the Sowetan, Makhubela feels she was a mediocre learner and that football is her true calling.

The women’s AFCON kicks off on Saturday, with Banyana playing their first game on Sunday against Nigeria.

Makhubela is the second-youngest player in the squad and deems it to be a great opportunity to attract interest from foreign clubs.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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