PSL News 29.12.2016 09:49 am

Janine van Wyk speaks of Houston Dash move

Janine Van Wyk of South Africa  during the SAFA Press Conference  at SAFA House (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Janine Van Wyk of South Africa during the SAFA Press Conference at SAFA House (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Banyana Banyana skipper Janine van Wyk has revealed US team Houston Dash intended to sign her in July.

Janine van Wyk made an impressision on Houston Dash coach Randy Waldrum when Banyana Banyana played the American national team in in July, and because the transfer window was closed she had to wait until now to sign the Banyana Banyana defender.

“They [Dash] were the first team to react after the US match,” Van Wyk told Backline Soccer. “It was going to happen after that match, but because the transfer window closed, they couldn’t get the signing done. So then Randy worked on it for this coming season. They were the very first club to approach me, and now my heart is with Houston.

“Growing up, I always wanted to play at that level in America, because that’s where women’s football started being recognised. I always wanted to play in a US league, but I never, ever thought I would reach that level.

“But it was always one of my dreams, and seeing the US women’s national team doing so well and being the best in the world, it had to say something about the league.”

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