- A teenage girl from Mitchells Plain has receive a lot of love from South Africans after the news of her being selected for the SA soccer U17 team were shared on Facebook
- Tiyana was very close to her late dad, who was her number one fan and never missed a tournament
- The teen soccer player is part of The U17 Women’s National team, Bantwana
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Teenager from Mitchells Plain, Tiyana Carollissen, has been selected to be part of the South African U17 World Cup team.
Someone very close to Tiyana took to Facebook to share wonderful news and congratulate her for this great milestone in her soccer career.
The user shared on the soccer star's relationship with her dad.
He didn't allow her to miss a game and she didn't, he pushed her hard and she let him, he guided her, spoke to her, coached her and she took it all in.
"Every holiday tournament he had, every game they played home or away he made sure everyone knew her and said she must just keep on the right path, she's gonna make it big one day.... Today all the way from the stars, he's watching her and I know He of all people couldn't be prouder of her thus far for pushing through life and stopping at nothing to fulfil her dream, and his for her," she wrote.
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Tiyana has already put her home town on the map when she became part of The U17 Women’s National team, Bantwana coached by Simphiwe Dludlu.
Many people on Facebook congratulated the teen soccer player for her achievements.
One user wrote, "Well done young lady. All the best," while another wrote, "Well done. This is just your start Tiyana." Tiyana responded with a thank you and a heart.
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