Banyana Banyana star Thembi Kgatlana made her Atletico Madrid dream debut on Sunday when they faced AC Milan in a pre-season friendly.
The 25-year-old frontwoman made quite the impact in the process despite losing the game 3-1.
She recently joined Madrid from Spanish giants SD Eibar on a two-year deal.
An emotional Kgatlana expressed her gratitude to the club for giving her the opportunity to show the world what she is capable of in the field of play.
“I am very emotional as I post this picture. This marks a start of a beautiful journey in my football career with Atletico Madrid,” wrote the former Benfica forward on her official Twitter account.
“I will wear this jersey with pride and defend the badge of this team until the last day.”
On the other hand, it was a historic moment as Kgatlana played against her fellow countrywoman Refiloe Jane.
Jane, who just extended her stay at Milan also sent words of wisdom to her national teammate: “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each one of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. It was good seeing you.”
Without a doubt, Kgatlana has proved in extended moments that she has the vision and invention to excel at the highest level. Therefore, you can tell she is only going to be better at her new club.
In fact, Kgatlana has no trouble standing out on the football pitch, and that will continue at Madrid.
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By FARPost Reporter