Banyana players continue to move abroad as part of improving their football career, with Jane and Mulaudzi as the last to join Canbera United
Refiloe Jane and Rhoda Mulaudzi both joined the increasing number of Banyana Banyana stars who skipped their trade as professional footballers after Canberra United confirmed that they have taken over the services of the duo Monday.
Jane and Mulauzi are the very first South African women players to go to the Australian top flight and they will participate in the 11th season of the Westfield W-League, which starts in October.
According to a statement released by Canberra United, the two South Africans have been involved in the club's winter program as part of their pilot process.
Head coach Heather Garriock was impressed by the two Banyana Banyana players.
Heather said in their short time in Canberra that the two Banyana stars have been very impressive.
"It was difficult for them to come here and then to come and play in a different environment, but they did a great job of adjusting and really catching me up," Heather said.
Jane took Heather surprised by her technical skills in midfield, who described the coach as "simply excellent".
Jane led South Africa captain of the Cosafa Cup 2017. The versatile player also represented the country during the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, and also led the Tshwane University of Technology to glory in both Varsity Football and University Sport South Africa Football (USSA) tournaments.
The player born in Klipspruit was part of the formidable TUT-attack that gave defenders sleepless nights in the Sasol Women & # 39; s League.
Mulaudzi, on the other hand, is a Banyana attacker who has all the attributes that Heather is looking for-tempo and aggression.
She scored seven goals when Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies last season defeated Pull Together FC 14 in the Sasol Women's League.
The 28-year-old scored one of the main goals of her career against Zambia in the semi-final of the Cosafa Cup 2017 to force the game to decide on penalty. South Africa eventually won the game 5-3.
With the two players at Canberra United, coach Desiree Ellis will hope to add value and return to make Banyana stronger.
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Jane said she was happy with Canberra United and said, "I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity that Canberra United offers, I look forward to the season and make the most of this opportunity."
Mulaudzi described the opportunity to play in the Austrialian elite league as exciting.
"This is a very exciting opportunity for us," said the 28-year-old.