Four more Banyana Banyana players on the move

Four more Banyana Banyana players have signed new contracts with European clubs as the rush of South African internationals to the continent continues.

Belarusian Premier League side FC Dinamo Minsk has signed the duo of Rhoda Mulaudzi and Lebogang Ramalepe for the next six months.

“I am very excited about this new venture,” said Mulaudzi, who has featured for clubs in Australia and Cyprus among others in her glittering career.

“We want to make our country proud and these type of contracts can only help our senior women’s national team grow from strength to strength. We will definitely come back home more matured and better players.”

Meanwhile, the duo of Zanele Nhlapho and Andisiwe Mgcoyi have joined Kosovo Women’s Football League champions KFF Mitrovica.

The pair had spent the previous season in Albania, where Mgcoyi scored 23 goals in 16 starts for Apolonia and Nhlapho was the captain.

Mitrovica will feature in the UEFA Women’s Champions League this coming season.

The moves come shortly after star Thembi Kgatlana sealed a move to Spanish top-tier side SD Eibar, following hot on the heels of Nothando Vilakazi (EDF Logrono) and Amanda Mthandi (CDB Badajoz Feminino).

Janine Van Wyk (Glasgow City, Scotland), Kelso Peskin (Stade Brestois 29 Feminine, France) and Jermaine Seoposenwe (SC Braga, Portugal) have also recently made moves.

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has made it clear that the signing of her players by overseas clubs can only make her team more competitive and improve that cutting edge required at international level.