5 March 2019 – Banyana Banyana midfielder Thembi Kgatlana has become the latest player to reach a half century of matches for her country when she came on in the second half of the 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic in Cyprus Women’s Cup on Monday, 4 March 2019.
The milestone come shortly on the heels of vice captain Refiloe Jane also clocking 100 appearances for South Africa.
Kgatlana is the reigning CAF Woman Player of the Year 2018, and was crowned the Most Valuable Player in the Cyprus Cup last year.
Name: THEMBI KGATLANA
Club: Beijing BG Phoenix FC
Honours: 2014 Ballon D’Or Award Winner HPC, 2015 UWC Sportswoman of the Year, 2016 Olympics, 2016 Special Recognition Award from UWC, 2017 COSAFA Player of the Tournament, 2017 UWC Sportswoman of the Year UWC, 2017 CAF Player of the Year Nominee, 2018 Cyprus Cup Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, 2018 AFCON Top Goal scorer, 2018 CAF Woman Player of the Year and 2018 Goal of the Year award.
Here’s what Kgatlana had to say: