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Thembi Kgatlana

Thembi Kgatlana

South African female football player
Thembi Kgatlana
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Quick Facts

Intro South African female football player
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From South Africa
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 2 May 1996, Mohlakeng, Randfontein Local Municipality, West Rand District Municipality, South Africa
Age 25 years
Star sign Taurus
Education
University of the Western Cape
Sports Teams
South Africa women's national association football team
Houston Dash
Beijing BG Phoenix F.C.
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (born 2 May 1996), known as Thembi Kgatlana, is a South African footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish Primera División club SD Eibar and the South Africa women's national team.

Club career

Houston Dash

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. Kgatlana made 16 appearances with Houston and she scored 2 goals. Kgatlana was waived by the Houston Dash, on 6 February 2019.

Beijing BG Phoenix

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

Benfica

On 27 January 2020 she signed with Benfica.

On 1 February 2020 she made her debut with the club being subbed on in a 3–1 win over Braga in Taça da Liga Feminina.

International career

She represented her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, where she won the Player of the Tournament and was the highest goal scorer. 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 19 July 2019
Club Season League 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 9 4 1 1 4 2 0 0 15 7
Benfica 2020 Campeonato Nacional Feminino 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 25 6 1 1 5 2 0 0 32 9

Honours

Individual
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 21 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://us.women.soccerway.com/players/thembi-kgatlana/452396/
https://www.iol.co.za/sport/soccer/bafana/banyana-star-thembi-kgatlana-signs-for-houston-dash-13400939
https://us.soccerway.com/players/thembi-kgatlana/452396/
http://www.espn.com/soccer/south-africa/story/3768302/nwsl-houston-dash-waive-banyana-duo-kgatlana-and-motlhalo
https://www.fourfourtwo.co.za/banyana-banyana/kgatlana-signs-for-chinese-club/
https://www.slbenfica.pt/pt-pt/agora/noticias/2020/01/27/futebol-feminino-benfica-thembi-kgatlana-contratada
https://www.slbenfica.pt/pt-pt/agora/noticias/2020/02/01/futebol-feminino-direto-jogo-braga-benfica-2-jornada-taca-da-liga-feminina
https://www.rio2016.com/en/athlete/thembi-kgatlana
https://ewn.co.za/2018/12/02/banyana-s-thembi-kgatlana-named-player-of-the-tournament
https://www.legit.ng/1214154-south-africas-kgatlana-dethrones-oshoala-africa-football-queen.html
https://www.timeslive.co.za/sport/soccer/2019-01-11-thembi-kgatlanas-mom-wanted-her-to-play-netball--now-she-could-not-be-prouder/
https://int.soccerway.com/players/thembi-kgatlana/452396/
http://www.cafonline.com/en-us/competitions/tn9thafricanwomenchampionship-namibia/teamdetails/playerdetails?CompetitionPlayerId=qNt9Rf0NT/P7GG%2BFzY02cL8PP070upx7tvEWW0D1L8AlI9UpWhTT/vqnMjMgYWvU
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