Banyana Banyana striker Hildah Magaia says she is excited about her new journey and looking forward to her next challenge at the Swedish-based club, Morön BK.
The former Tshwane University of Technology (TUT Ladies) frontwoman insists she waited patiently for her time to move abroad.
“I am so delighted about this opportunity to spread my wings and showcase my God-given talent. It was like a dream come true,” Magaia told SAFA.net.
“I am hoping to be better than I was before and be able to help Morön BK win trophies and also do well for Banyana Banyana whenever I am given a chance to represent the country.”
The 2020 Cosafa Women’s Cup Player of the Tournament and National Women’s League Player of the Season further said adjusting to a country and a new environment is often a challenge, but she is ready to take it all in.
“I wish more and more African players can go overseas. This will show the rest of the world that this continent has talent,” adds the 25-year-old goal poacher.
Meanwhile, the South African senior women’s team mentor Desiree Ellis welcomed the overseas move of the rising star with open arms.
Ellis stated that if the speedy forward keeps her feet on the ground, then she is headed for the top.
“She has raised her hand and she is no different from many other talented footballers that have secured moves abroad,” explains the two-time Caf Women’s coach of the year.
“I want to wish her all the best and she must continue working hard and maintain the form she showed during the Cosafa Cup tournament.”
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By Mauwane Raophala