Banyana star terminates her contract


Banyana Banyana player Rhoda Mulaudzi has given an explanation on why her move to Cyprus did not last for more than three months.

Mulaudzi signed a one-year deal in July with Apollon Ladies FC who play in the Cypriot First division, a top tier of Women’s football in Cyprus.

The-29-year-old made her debut and her only appearance for the current Cyprus log leaders during a UEFA Champions League match in August this year.

But the relationship between the Banyana Star and Apollon Ladies turned sour, which forced the striker to cut ties and return to former club Mamelodi Sundowns earlier this month.

Rhoda Mulaudzi during the time she signed for Apollon Ladies FC.

“Things didn’t go well where I was (Apollon Ladies) not in terms of playing because my performances were good, but the treatment was bad. Sometimes when you are playing abroad you must make this kind of difficult decision when you see that things are not going the way you were promised,” Mulaudzi told

“So, I thought it was better for me to come back home than to stay there when things were going horribly wrong for me. To be honest, I thought going to Cyprus would be good for my profile especially playing in the UEFA Champions League, she said.

“I do not regret at all for terminating the contract even when I am sitting alone, I don’t regret my decision. It was bad for me because the treatment I was getting was not proper at all, so I had to think about my well being instead of the money or the league I am playing in.

“I can’t go into details maybe one day I will go into details but for now I want to focus on the National League because I still have ambitions of going overseas,” added Mulaudzi.

Mulaudzi has scored 5 goals in the 4 matches for the Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies who currently lead the National Women’s League with a 100% record after 8 games.

By Ofhani Munyai

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