It’s great to be back on the field – Van Wyk

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Banyana Banyana and Glasgow City defender Janine Van Wyk says it feels good to be back in the field of play from an injury that kept her on the sidelines for months.

The 34-year-old footballer has become a regular starter for the Scottish giants.

“I’m extremely happy to be back doing what I love most. It’s been a tough past year of being inactive on the pitch, but now I am enjoying every minute of playing football again,” said Van Wyk.

“I have been feeling good and strong after my injury and now playing full 90-minute games again, which feels great.

The founder and owner of JVW FC – campaigning in the Hollywoodbets Super League (Women’s League) is the most capped South African footballer with 170 appearances for the senior women’s national team.

Van Wyk is the first South African female footballer to play in Scotland and also the first to go to play in the United State of America.

“Although I am the first South African to play in the American and Scottish leagues, it feels good to be out there representing not only my country but also the African continent as a whole in these leagues,” she added.

Glasgow are the defending champions of the Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) of which they are currently top of the table with 46 points from  17 outings.

“I am working extremely hard to maintain a clean sheet with my fellow teammates to get one of those gold medals in my hands. It will be a huge achievement for me in my career to win a league title abroad,” explains the Banyana Captain.

Not only does Van Wyk continues to be an influential figure for her side, but scores some important goals to help Glasgow stay comfortably on the summit of the log.

“Honestly, it feels good to score again – something I haven’t done in a while. I’m happy that I contribute to my team’s victory,” she says in conclusion.

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By FARPost Reporter

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