Banyana Banyana superstar Thembi Kgatlana completes move to Spain

Banyana Banyana superstar Thembi Kgatlana completes move to Spain

- Banyana Banyana attacking talisman Thembi Kgatlana has scored another big move in Europe

- The 24-year old will be joining Spanish side Eibar, marking another meteoric rise in her career

- Kgatlana has played in Portugal and the United states, leaving many impressed

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South African international Thembi Kgatlana has secured another deal in Europe, following her departure from Portuguese giants Benfica. The Banyana Banyana forward will be joining Eibar after a stint in Portugal.

The 2018 African Women's Footballer of the Year has taken her next step in Europe with the newly promoted Primera Iberdrola side as her meteoric rise continues.

Kgatlana first moved abroad after she joined Houston Dash in 2018.

Her impressive form in the United States and in the 2018 African Women's Nations Cup (AFCON) earned her a switch to China with Beijing side BG Phoenix.

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Kgatlana was with her national teammate Linda Motlhalo at BG Phoenix before her move to Portugal in January. She announced on Monday that she had signed for La Liga Iberdrola outfit, Eibar.

The 24-year-old South African forward has scored 17 goals in 55 senior international caps for the South Africa national team since making her debut in 2016.

Thembi Kgatlana's impressive form at Banyana Banyana and the United States have earned her a big move to Spanish side Eibar. Image: Getty Images

Thembi Kgatlana's impressive form at Banyana Banyana and the United States have earned her a big move to Spanish side Eibar. Image: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Belgium second-tier side KSV Roeselare have confirmed the signing of veteran defender Anele Ngcongca from Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 32-year old is set to return to Europa after a four-year stint in South Africa where he lifted four major trophies with Sundowns, including two Premier League medals.

While the news comes as a surprise after Ngcongca recently agreed to a one-year extension with Pitso Mosimane's side, Roeselare announced his return to Belgium on a two-year deal with an option of a third.

The Cape Town born defender kicked off his senior career at Western Province United FC before moving to Belgium club Genk.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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