I’m extremely happy to win the title – Van Wyk


Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk is over the moon following her first league title triumph on foreign soil.

The South African defender, joined by compatriot, striker Ode Fulutudilu have been crowned league champions in Scotland with Glasgow City.

City have successfully defended the title shrugging off competition from rivals Celtic and Rangers on the last day of the season.

Speaking to the official website of the South African Football Association (Safa), the defender said its overwhelming to reach such heights at the back of a tough year.

“Winning the league title here in the Scotttish League is absolutely amazing – 14 in a row for this club, this very special club. I am proud that I have contributed this season to another league title for Glasgow City.

“It has been a tough year, with Covid-19 restrictions and having to train individually. Then I came over here, but sustained a knee injury, and I missed the first half of the season with the club. I returned to action in January this year to finish off the second half of the season where we were second behind Rangers.”

City managed to collect a total of 56 points, three clear of second-placed Celtic. Both clubs have qualified for the Uefa Women’s Champions League, the first ever for Celtic.

Rangers dominated the first half of the campaign, but after signing some new players and getting players like Van Wyk back from injury, the champions finished the season on a high.

“We came back a lot stronger in the second half of the season, with a couple of new players that had come in to strengthen the team a little bit. I have played most of the matches and so I am glad I contributed to the league title.

“It is so overwhelming right now. I have received several messages on social media as well as personally, and it just feels so good knowing that I have come here and accomplished what I set out to do with the club. I am extremely happy for it and it’s an amazing feeling – winning is always the best feeling.

“I am glad that I have a gold medal around my neck and a league title on my CV in the Scottish League, so I am happy for that.”

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