Local News 10.8.2016 01:14 pm

Banyana star likened to Messi

Janine van Wyk (L) and Lionel Messi (R)

Janine van Wyk (L) and Lionel Messi (R)

Banyana Banyana captain Janine Van Wyk may have led her team to a fruitless campaign at the Olympics, but she has won hearts and was likened to Lionel Messi by one of her adoring fans.

Banyana were knocked out of the women’s football competition after losing their first two games against Sweden and China, but redeemed themselves somewhat with a 0-0 draw against host nation, Brazil.

One of her fans posted a photo of her and Messi on Twitter comparing their looks, and said they look similar.

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