Thembi Kgatlana

Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (born 2 May 1996) is a South African footballer; she plays as a forward for Beijing BG Phoenix F.C. in the Chinese Women's Super League and is a member of the South Africa national team.[1]

Thembi Kgatlana
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Kgatlana in 2018
Personal information
Full name Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana
Date of birth 2 May 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth South Africa
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Beijing BG Phoenix
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
University of the Western Cape
2018 Houston Dash 16 (2)
2019– Beijing BG Phoenix 1 (1)
National team
2016– South Africa 15 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 September 2018

Club career

In February 2018, Kgatlana moved to the United States to join the Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League. She was brought in by her former national team coach Vera Pauw. Kgatlana joined her South African teammates Janine van Wyk and Linda Motlhalo in Houston.[2] Kgatlana made 16 appearances with Houston and she scored 2 goals.[3] Kgatlana was waived by the Houston Dash, on 6 February 2019.[4]

On 22 February 2019 Kgatlana signed with Beijing BG Phoenix F.C. in the Chinese Women's Super League. She was joined by South African teammate Linda Motlhalo who also made the move from Houston to China[5]

International career

She represented her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics[6] and the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, where she won the Player of the Tournament and was the highest goal scorer.[7] Kgatlana also represented South Africa at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France, where she scored her country's first goal ever in the tournament.

International goals

Scores and results list South Africa's goal tally first

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1
2 March 2018 Tasos Markos Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Hungary
1–0
1–0
2018 Cyprus Cup
2
18 November 2018 Cape Coast Sports Stadium, Cape Coast, Ghana  Nigeria
1–0
1–0
2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
3
21 November 2018  Equatorial Guinea
4–1
7–1
4
5–1
5
24 November 2018 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana  Zambia
1–0
1–1
6
27 November 2018 Cape Coast Sports Stadium, Cape Coast, Ghana  Mali
2–0
7
19 January 2019 Cape Town Stadium  Netherlands
1–2
1–2
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Challenge
8
8 June 2019 Stade Océane, Le Havre, France  Spain
1–0
1–3
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group B

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 16 July 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Houston Dash 2018 NWSL 2 (14) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (14) 2
Beijing BG Phoenix 2019 Chinese Women's Super League 1 1 1 1 2 (2) 2 0 0 4 (2) 4
Career total 17 3 1 1 4 2 0 0 22 6

Honours

Individual

References

  1. ^ "South Africa – T. Kgatlana – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Women Soccerway". us.women.soccerway.com.
  2. ^ "Banyana star Thembi Kgatlana signs for Houston Dash". Independent Online (South Africa). 21 February 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  3. ^ "T.KGATLANA". Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Houston Dash waive Banyana duo Thembi Kgatlana and Linda Motlhalo". 6 February 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  5. ^ Dylan (23 February 2019). "Kgatlana signs for Chinese club". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Athletes – Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes". 24 September 2018.
  7. ^ Sixaba, Philasande. "Banyana's Thembi Kgatlana named player of the tournament". ewn.co.za.
  8. ^ Anwankwo, Akan (8 January 2019). "South Africa's Kgatlana clinches Africa Women Player of the Year for 2018". Legit.ng – Nigeria news. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

External links

2017 COSAFA Women's Championship

The 2017 COSAFA Women's Championship was an international football tournament for national teams organised by COSAFA, teams from Southern Africa. The 2017 edition took place between 13 and 24 September 2017 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

The tournament was won by South Africa.

2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

The 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, officially known as the Total Women's Africa Cup Of Nations, Ghana 2018, was the 11th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations (13th edition if tournaments without hosts are included), the biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the women's national teams of Africa. The tournament was held in Ghana, from 17 November to 1 December 2018.The tournament also doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The top three teams qualified for the World Cup in France.Nigeria were the defending champions. They won the tournament for their third consecutive and 11th overall Africa Women Cup of Nations title.

2018 Cyprus Cup

The 2018 Cyprus Cup was the eleventh edition of the Cyprus Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took place from 28 February to 7 March 2018.Spain won the title for the first time after defeating Italy 2–0 in the final.

2018 Houston Dash season

The 2018 Houston Dash season is the team's fifth season as an American professional women's soccer team in the National Women's Soccer League. Before the start of the 2018 season Vera Pauw was appointed as head coach.

2019 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2019 Cyprus Cup was the twelfth edition of the Cyprus Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took from 27 February to 6 March 2019.North Korea won their first title after a final win over Italy.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group B

Group B of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 8 to 17 June 2019. The group consisted of China PR, Germany, South Africa and Spain. The top two teams, Germany and Spain, along with the third-placed team, China PR (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.

2019 Houston Dash season

The 2019 Houston Dash season is the team's sixth season as an American professional women's soccer team in the National Women's Soccer League. James Clarkson was appointed head coach on December 11, 2018 after Vera Pauw departed the team after only one season.

Africa Women Cup of Nations

The Total Africa Women Cup of Nations (known as the African Women's Championship until 2015) is an international women's football competition held every two years and sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). It was first contested in 1991, but was not held biennially until 1998. Nigeria is the most successful nation in the tournament's history, having won a record 11 titles, meaning they have won all but two of the previous tournaments. Ghana hosted the tournament in 2018.The competition has served as a qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women's World Cup every other tournament since its inception in 1991.

African Women's Footballer of the Year

African Women Footballer of the Year, an annual award for Africa's best female football player. It is awarded by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in December each year. Nigerian Perpetua Nkwocha won the award a record four times. The award was given out for the first time in 2001.

Beijing BG Phoenix F.C.

Beijing BG Phoenix F.C. (Chinese: 北京北控凤凰足球俱乐部) is a Chinese professional football club located in Beijing. They compete in the Chinese Women's Super League, and their home stadium is Xiannongtan Stadium.

CAF Awards

The CAF Awards is an awards evening held to honour the best African association football players. It is conferred by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's team squads

The following is a list of squads for each nation competing in women's football at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Each nation must submit a squad of 18 players. A minimum of two goalkeepers (plus one optional dispensation goalkeeper) must be included in the squad.Age, caps and goals as of the start of the tournament, 3 August 2016.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group E

Group E of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 3 to 9 August 2016, and included hosts Brazil, China, South Africa and Sweden. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, while the third-placed team also advanced if they were among the two best third-placed teams among all three groups.All times are BRT (UTC−3). For matches in Manaus, which is in AMT (UTC−4), local times are listed in parentheses.

Linda Motlhalo

Linda Maserame Motlhalo (born 1 July 1998) is a South African football midfielder. She plays for Beijing BG Phoenix in the Chinese Women's Super League and the South Africa women's national football team. She is also known as the 'Randfontein Ronaldinho'.

List of FIFA Women's World Cup goalscorers

This article lists each country's goalscorers in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are 373 goalscorers for the 917 goals scored at the 8 editions of the World Cup final tournaments.

17

Numbers in green means the player finished as the tournament top scorer (or joint top scorer).

List of foreign NWSL players

This is a list of current and former foreign players in the National Women's Soccer League, a women's soccer league in the United States. The following players

have been on the roster for the NWSL club(s) listed, not counting preseason.

have not been capped by the U.S. national team on any level/have been capped by a team other than the U.S. national team.

were born outside the U.S./have citizenship outside the U.S.

Players listed in bold are currently active.

South Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympics

South Africa competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's seventh consecutive appearance at the Games in the post-apartheid era, and nineteenth overall in Summer Olympic history. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) sent the nation's largest ever delegation to the Olympics, with a total of 138 athletes, 93 men and 45 women, competing across 15 sports.

South Africa left Rio de Janeiro with a total of 10 medals (2 gold, 6 silver, and 2 bronze), marking the nation's most successful Olympics since its readmission in 1992. Moreover, it attained the potential medal target set by SASCOC for the Games. Four of these medals were awarded to the track and field athletes, including two golds won respectively by runners Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk, who broke the 16-year-old world record in the men's 400 metres. South Africa also proved particularly successful in team sports, as the rugby sevens squad, popularly known by locals as Blitzboks, scored a historic bronze over Japan in the men's tournament.Among the medalists were Luvo Manyonga, who overcame drug addiction to achieve a runner-up finish in the men's long jump, cancer survivor Lawrence Brittain, who picked up a silver alongside his veteran partner Shaun Keeling in the men's rowing pair, and Henri Schoeman, who surprised the field by securing South Africa's first ever triathlon medal with a bronze in the men's race. Swimmers Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos contributed three of the country's silver medals in the pool, with le Clos emerging as South Africa's most decorated Olympian of all-time at four medals (one gold and three silver) over two Games. Meanwhile, Sunette Viljoen rebounded from a disappointing 2012 result to ascend the Olympic podium at her fourth Games, earning a silver in the women's javelin throw.

South Africa at the FIFA Women's World Cup

The South Africa women's national football team has represented South Africa at the FIFA Women's World Cup on one occasion, in 2019.

South Africa women's national football team

The South Africa national women's football team, nicknamed Banyana Banyana (The Girls), is the national team of South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association.

Their first official match was held on 30 May 1993 against Swaziland.They qualified for Olympic football for the first time in 2012, and for a FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019, in Group B with Germany, Spain and China. However, they didn't win any match, and their only goal was against Spain when they went to a 1–0 lead only to lose 3–1.

South Africa Squads

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