Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana joins SD Eibar

Spanish Primera Iberdrola outfit Eibar has completed the signing of Thembi Kgatlana from Portuguese Liga BPI side SL Benfica, for the 2020-21 season.

Kgatlana parted ways with Benfica last week and moved on to Spain on a free transfer, after abruptly ending her two-and-half-year deal with the Portuguese side.

During her short spell in Portugal, she only made three appearances for Luis Andrade’s team, scoring three goals and powered them to the Portuguese Taca de liga final and league diadem.

The 24-year-old has established herself since earning her first move to Houston Dash in the United States before moving to Chinese side Beijing Phoenix in 2019, and later Benfica this January.

For her country, she helped South Africa to earn a maiden Women’s World Cup ticket and won the 2018 Africa Women’s Player of the Year prize, edging now four-time winner Asisat Oshoala.

In France, she made history for the Southern Africa country, scoring their maiden Women’s World Cup goal and featured in all three matches for Banyana Banyana.

Following her signing, Jon Gallego has moved to bolster his squad ahead of the new season following their return to the Spanish top-flight for the first time since 2011.

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