Janine Van Wyk , RIO Here We Come

Janine Van Wyk , RIO Here We Come

Banyana Banyana captain Janine Van Wyk expressed how super stoked she is on their Olympic qualification !!


She expressed that the team did exceptionally well yesterday! Every single player played her heart out and together we have come out victorious!!

The 1st half of the match EG came out really strong and throwing everything they had at us and we managed to absorb the pressure and went into half time goalless..

Strong words was shared by Coach Vera in the change room which got us really fired up for the 2nd half.. It was like we were a completely different team that played, dominated play and EG couldn’t put 5 touches together by the pressure we put behind every ball.

The break through came in the 62nd minutes from a phenomenal through ball by Amanda Dlamini to Jermaine who finished in style which put us ahead 1-0!!

We knew that this was our moment! We fought for every ball and cleared anything close to our goal.. Roxanne Barker (GK) pulled off a fantastic save from a free kick and that just gave me that extra bit of faith that they weren’t gonna score!!

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The final whistle blew and we were jumping and singing and screaming with Joy!! We DID IT!! WE DID IT!! The atmosphere amongst the team is something I’ve never felt before so I am absolutely proud of the whole team!!