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Banyana pair sign for Kosovo outfit KFF Mitrovica FC

Banyana pair sign for Kosovo outfit KFF Mitrovica FC - Sports Leo

Kosovo Women’s Football League champions KFF Mitrovica FC have signed the South African pair of Andisiwe Mgcoyi and Zanele Nhlapo on a one-year contract.

The duo previously played for KF Apolonia Fier in Albanian where Nhlapo captained the side while Mgcoyi scored 23 goals.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies pair will be among a few Banyana Banyana players ever to play in the UEFA Women’s Championships League. Janine Van Wyk will also play in the Champions League for her new club Glasgow City from Scotland.

The latest move by Mgcoyi and Nhlapo has seen the number of Banyana Banyana signing for overseas clubs grow to record proportions.

Those who have recently moved overseas are Nothando Vilakazi (EDF Logrono, Spain), Janine Van Wyk (Glasgow City FC, Scotland), Kelso Peskin (Stade Brestois 29 Feminine, France), Jermaine Seoposenwe (SC Braga, Portugal) and Amanda Mthandi (CDB Badajoz Feminino, Spain), and Thembi Kgatlana (Benfica, Spain).

Last week, Belarusian Premier League side FC Dinamo Minsk signed Rhoda Mulaudzi and Lebogang Ramalepe on six-month contracts.

“I am very excited about this new venture,” said Mulaudzi who has featured for clubs in Australia and Cyprus among others in her glittering career.

“We want to make our country proud and these type of contracts can only help our senior women’s national team grow from strength to strength. We will definitely come back home more matured and better players.”

Meanwhile, the men’s Premier Soccer League in South Africa is scheduled to resume on August 11. All fixtures will be held in Gauteng to eliminate extra travelling during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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