local soccer 18.12.2017 03:14 pm

Banyana star overwhelmed by Caf nomination

Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa celebrates a goal (Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa celebrates a goal (Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

Banyana Banyana and University of Western Cape (UWC) midfielder Thembi Kgatlana says she didn’t expect to see her football career escalate so quickly, but she is overwhelmed with all the achievements so far.

The last couple of months have seen Kgatlana collect multiple awards including UWC Player of the Year, Safa Cape Town Women Player of the Year, USSA Football Player of the Tournament and top scorer and the Cosafa Player of the Tournament awards.

And now on Monday, the Banyana star made it to the list of the final three finalists for the Caf African Women Player of the Year award.

“It is a huge blessing for me, it is through hard work and determination as well as doing what you love. I never saw this coming so early in my career, but I guess it all goes down to the hard work that one puts in,” said Kgatlana.

Kgatla will contest for the award against Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala and Gabrielle Onguene of Cameroon.

Meanwhile, Banyana Banyana have made the final list for the Caf national Team of the Year award and will be going up against Nigeria and Ghana’s Under-20 teams.

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fixtures

SuperSport Utd vs P City
AmaZulu vs Celti
Maritzburg Utd vs Chippa Utd
Ajax CT vs FS Stars

results

Baroka 1-2 Chiefs
Chippa Utd 0-0 Arrows
AmaZulu 2-0 SuperSport Utd
Pirates 1-1 P City

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 18 34
2 Cape Town City 18 30
3 Kaizer Chiefs 18 29
4 Free State Stars 18 28
5 Maritzburg United 18 27
6 Orlando Pirates 18 27
7 Baroka FC 18 25
8 Chippa United 18 24
9 Bloem Celtic 17 23
10 Golden Arrows 18 22
11 SuperSport United 16 20
12 Polokwane City 17 19
13 AmaZulu 16 18
14 Bidvest Wits 18 18
15 Ajax Cape Town 18 16
16 Platinum Stars 18 15

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