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Phakaaathi Reporter
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19 Jan 2020
10:09 am

Banyana star joins Swedish giants

Phakaaathi Reporter

Banyana Banyana star midfielder Linda Motlhalo was unveiled by Swedish club Djurgarden.

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 a two-year-deal with the Swedish club in the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old spent two seasons in the United States with Houston Dash and in China with Beijing BG Phoenix FC.

“I am very happy and expectant to come to Stockholm and play for Djurgarden‚” Motlhalo was quoted by SowetanLIVE.

“I look forward to new experiences and experiencing a new atmosphere. I know it’s a good league with sharp competition‚ I also know that Djurgarden has historically been a good team even though it was really tough last season.

“I played with her in the Olympics in 2016 so I know her well. I know she played in Djurgarden but I actually haven’t talked to her yet about what it’s like to play in Sweden. I hope I can join in and contribute to getting us higher up in the table this year. Hopefully, we can join the upper tier.”

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