19 May 2019 – After being sidelined for a few weeks due to an injury, Banyana Banyana striker Jermaine Seoposenwe introduced herself to her new club, FC Gintra Universitetas in Lithuania, with a goal on debut earlier this week (Thursday, 16 May 2019).
They beat Dynamo Riga 6-0, the South African international opening the scoring just five minutes into the match.
Seoposenwe and compatriot Nothando Vilakazi featured for 83 minutes before being taken off.
The duo has been in the European country since April after signing for FC Grintra.
Vilakazi has had a great start at her new home, with three goals in five games.
Seoposenwe missed four matches as she was still recovering, but made a comeback in Banyana Banyana colours when she faced world champions, and the number one-ranked nation in women’s football, the USA.
This was an international friendly match used to prepare both countries for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France next month. It took place at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California in the USA on Sunday, 12 May – South Africa lost 3-0.
Seoposenwe will be hoping the goalscoring feat continues after she was included in the final squad of 23 players that will represent the country at their maiden World Cup.
For the Cape Town-born player, this is not new territory. This will be her second world cup tournament as she played in the 2010 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago together with goalkeeper Kaylin Swart, who has also been named in the France-bound squad.
Banyana Banyana assemble for camp on Wednesday, 22 May in Johannesburg and depart for France the next day (Thursday, 23 May).
JERMAINE SEOPOSENWE FACT FILE:
DATE OF BIRTH: 12 October 1993
PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Town, Western Cape
CLUB: FC Gintras Universitetas, Lithuania
BANYANA BANYANA DEBUT: vs Zimbabwe (2010)
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