Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
4 Apr 2019
4:18 pm

Banyana star enjoying life in Spain

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Banyana Banyana striker Ode Fulutudilu says she is having her best time in Spain.

Ode Fulutudilu during Banyana Banyana training (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

She made her move to Malaga women’s team from Finland, where she scored 15 goals in 23 appearances last season.

However, her move to Spain saw her miss out on last year’s Women’s Afcon and says it was very difficult.

“The move to Spain was awesome, it happened very quickly and it became much bigger than I expected, with the attention that it drew. Spain is a beautiful country, Malaga is awesome, the people are amazing, and the professional environment is amazing. They demand excellence in everything you do and discipline. So, it’s been amazing,” said the striker.

“It was very difficult to miss the Africa Cup of Nations, my team couldn’t release me because the team was in a very difficult position – they were fighting relegation and I was the top-goal-scorer, so they couldn’t let me go at the time I was supposed to report. I had to fulfil my contract and that’s something I had to do, I had no choice.

In her life developments, Fulutudilu also got married and says her husband is very supportive in her football career.

“It’s awesome, I love being married and I love the fact that my husband is supporting me and wanting me to pursue my dreams of playing soccer.”


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