SA’s Kelso Peskin determined to grow as a player

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“Yes, I’m very excited about my new journey. I am also happy that I will be back on the training ground soon and will be able to start playing.”

These are the words of former Toulouse FC and Bantwana forward Kelso Peskin after putting pen to paper on a one-year deal with French Ligue 2 side Stade Brestois 29 Feminine.

Peskin joins the fast growing list of South African women plying their trade abroad as she is the latest star to secure a deal with a European team.

#mercatoD2FKelso PESKIN, joueuse Sud Africaine, passée par les États-Unis et venant de Toulouse, s'engage pour la…

Posted by Stade Brestois 29 : Section féminine on Monday, July 13, 2020

In the space of just two weeks, Banyana striker Amanda Mthandi signed her first professional contract with Spanish Second Division side Badajoz, captain Janine van Wyk joined Scottish Champions Glasgow City with Nothando Vilakazi sealing a move to Spanish side, EDF Logroño, while Jermaine Seoposenwe penned a deal with Portuguese side Sporting Braga.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Peskin was unable to make her mark in her previous six-month contract with Toulouse FC Féminines.

“It was an exciting opportunity for my first pro contract (with Toulouse). I settled in well although the language was a slight barrier. Fortunately, I had a few teammates that could speak and understand English,” said Peskin.

“I got to score a couple of goals and assists but sadly the coronavirus cut my playing time short. It was good to play in a European league though which was always one of my dreams.”

The 24-year-old Peskin says she’s pleased that she managed to secure a deal with another French side and she is looking forward to her new Journey with Stade Brestois. Picture: Banyana Banyana/Twitter.

“The club has given me a good opportunity and I thank them for this amazing opportunity. I can’t wait to help them win games and grow as a player,” she said.

“I am very happy about my new challenges. I realise how happy and blessed I am to continue my career overseas again,” concluded Peskin.

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