Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
26 Feb 2019
12:47 pm

Banyana star Motlhalo in the dark about new club

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

China-bound Banyana Banyana midfielder Linda Motlhalo has admitted to have little knowledge about her new team Beijing BG Phoenix.

Linda Motlhalo of South Africa celebrates a goal during the Womens Under 20 World Cup Qualifiers football match between South Africa and Burundi at Dobsonville Stadium. (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Motlhalo signed with the Asian outfit along with Banyana teammate Thembi Kgatlana after both players parted ways with US-based side Houston Dash.

“I don’t know much about the club, but I have played with some of my teammates in the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016,” Motlhalo told Safa.net.

“I have spoken to my new coach and he has suggested that when I start with them, based on what he has seen and believes, he would like me to play more as a second striker as he sees me to be more influential in that position – and I was happy with that because I am a kind of player that when thrown to any position I take it. At Houston Dash I played as defensive midfielder and I enjoyed that role.”

Motlhalo is currently with the senior national team for the Cyprus Women’s Cup and they will be playing against Finland on Wednesday.


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