Battle on Constitution Avenue: Three Banyana Banyana players to keep an eye on against Super Falcons

Published: April 02, 2024
Battle on Constitution Avenue: Three Banyana Banyana players to keep an eye on against Super Falcons

The stage is set for a thrilling double header between the Nigeria Women's National Team, the Super Falcons, and their South African counterparts, the Banyana Banyana - two games that will will determine which team advances to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The first leg will be staged on April 5th at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, located at Constitution Avenue, Kukwaba in Abuja.

With so much at stake, all eyes will be on the talented players lining up for both sides.

Today, focuses on three key Banyana Banyana players Nigerian fans should be wary of:

Thembi Kgatlana

Thembi Kgatlana needs no introduction to African football fans. The prolific forward, currently plying her trade for Tigres UNAL in the Liga MX Femenil in Mexico, is a nightmare for defenders.

Kgatlana's blistering pace, clinical finishing, and ability to create chances out of nothing make her a constant threat.

In the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), she was a member of the Banyana Banyana side that went on to win the tournament.

The poster girl of South African football, Kgatlana was named CAF African Women's Footballer of the Year for 2018.

Linda Motlhalo

Up next is the exciting Linda Motlhalo. The 25-year-old features for Racing Louisville in the NWSL,

Mothlalo brings a different dimension to the Banyana Banyana attack. A winger blessed with searing pace and pinpoint crossing, she has the ability to torment fullbacks and create inviting opportunities for her teammates.

Motlhalo's link-up play with her teammates will potentially be a sight to behold, and the Nigerian defense will need to be at their best to contain her flair and place her under subjection.

Jermaine Seoposenwe

The veteran forward who has won the bronze, silver and gold medals at the WAFCON with Banyana Banyana currently plies her trade in Mexico's Liga MX Femenil with Monterrey.

Seoposenwe is a powerful and versatile attacker who can play through the middle or out wide.

Her ability to hold the ball up, create space for others, and score crucial goals makes her a valuable asset for the Banyana Banyana.

Seoposenwe, who scored against the Super Falcons at the WAFCON 2022 in the group stages, will surely be poised to repeat that feat if the Nigerian defense loses concentration.

This trio of Banyana Banyana stars are sure to cause problems for the Nigerian defense. Their combination of experience, skill, and tactical awareness makes them a force to be reckoned with.

The upcoming clash between Nigeria and South Africa promises to be a pulsating encounter, and these three players will be at the forefront of the action. Buckle up, football fans, because we are in for a treat!

Ejim Kaycee

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