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Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
23 Oct 2019
2:53 pm

Banyana skipper finding it hard to adapt to cold Denmark

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

“I don’t think any South African can adapt to any cold here in Denmark – it is absolutely freezing out here," said Van Wyk.

Banyana captain Janine van Wyk (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

Just a couple of weeks in Denmark, Banyana Banyana skipper Janine van Wyk has admitted that she is finding it very difficult to adapt to the cold weather in the Scandinavian country.

The Banyana captain signed with Fortuna Hjorring in August, but she is currently nursing a knee injury she sustained while playing for Banyana during the previous Cosafa Women’s Championships.

“I don’t think any South African can adapt to any cold here in Denmark – it is absolutely freezing out here! And whenever I try to be strong mentally somebody tells me that it is going to get worse.

“Currently, it is sitting between 10 and 13 degrees on a daily basis, sometimes with a lot of rain but they have told me that in January and February it will be the coldest months with some snow and will be colder than it is now,” said the Banyana.

“So, I am still trying to prepare my mind for that but I don’t think I can adapt to the cold weather. All I can do is to take it each day as it comes and just try to deal with it in the best way possible.”

Should Van Wyk recover in time, she will most probably make the Banyana squad that will play Japan in an international friendly next month.

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