Kgatlana, Motlhalo Set For Moves To China

Women’s African Footballer Of The Year,Kgatlana Kgatlana and teammate Linda Motlhalo are close to move to China only days after her release from US outfit , Houston Dash.

After spending their 2018 season with National Women Soccer League side, The 22 year old was unwilling to continue as she has her eyes set on a new challenge elsewhere, as well as Bayana Bayana teammate Motlhalo.

“We cannot say much at the moment but we are very close to confirming new clubs as negotiations are at a very advanced stage and we could sign very soon,” Kgatlana told the Safa website.

“It is true though that we have left Houston Dash, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the club for everything they have done for us.

“They gave a great chance to grow our careers and we will never forget that. They opened their doors for us and made us feel comfortable. We were home away from home.

“But above all, they took a chance with us and allowed us to showcase the South African talent in this highly-competitive league –  we are forever indebted to them. And gratitude also goes to former coach of Houston Dash Vera Pauw, who initiated our move.”

The two players have been selected to be part of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana squad of 23 players that will participate in the 12th edition of the Cyprus Women’s Cup, which takes place from 27 February to 6 March 2019.

The competition is a continuation of preparations for the Women’s World Cup in France in June.