22 February 2019 – Banyana Banyana duo Thembi Kgatlana and Linda Motlhalo have penned a one-year deal with Chinese side Beijing BG Phoenix FC in the Chinese Women’s Super League. The club is located in Beijing, and use Xiannongtan Stadium as their home venue.

Kgatlana and Motlhalo recently moved from Houston Dash in the USA where they spent one season. They have become the first South African women players to sign a professional contract in Asia.

Both players are currently in the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana squad that will be playing in the Cyprus Women’s Cup.

Kgatlana, who is the reigning CAF Woman Player of the Year, spoke to SAFA Media following her signing with Beijing BG Phoenix FC. Here’s what she had to say: