SAFA national women’s league might still be crawling towards greater heights in future but Refiloe Jane is flying the South African flag high.
The Banyana Banyana vice-captain has put pen to paper last week, joining Italian giants AC Milan. A feat even her male counterparts can watch in envy. AC Milan is one of great football teams not only in Italy but Europe. She is leading from the front as her Banyana teammates are expected to take a leaf out of her page and follow in her footsteps.
The exposure she got from playing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup held in France opened doors for Jane. National Leagues needs more publicity to get players exported abroad for the sake of Banyana Banyana.
'Fifinho' was born to lead, now she leads the pack to Europe. Sasol has solely provided women in the country with a platform to showcase their talents. The petroleum company is now reaping the rewards of entrusting female footballers with sponsorships. Now SABC is broadcasting the national women’s league – something fans have been longing for.
With more exposure of women’s football in the country, hopefully Jane will have her compatriots in Italy soon. The talent in the country is unquestionable!
This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader