Banyana stalwart Matlou joins SD Eibar

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Banyana Banyana stalwart Noko Matlou has penned a one-year deal with Spanish side SD Eibar, competing in the Primera Iberdrola, the highest level of women’s football in Spain.

Matlou joins compatriot Thembi Kgatlana at Eibar from SAFA National Women’s League outfit First Touch Ladies.

The 2008 African Women’s Player of the Year becomes the fifth South African woman to move to Spain this summer.

Eibar released a statement on Monday evening that reads as follows:

“South African player Noko Matlou has become the latest reinforcement of the women’s first team. Matlou, 35, is a powerful centre-back who in 2008 was considered the best soccer player in her country.

“She joins the club from the First Touch in her country, although she will not be able to be placed under the command of Iker Dorronsoro for a few days.”

Matlou, a striker turned defender ended the inaugural season of the SNWL third on the Top Goal Scorers charts with 18 goals to go along with her 28 assists.

The seasoned-campaigner is currently the second most-capped Banyana player with over 150 games under her belt and 64 goals international goals to her name.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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