Influential Banyana Banyana forward Jermaine Seoposenwe says she is motivated by a burning desire to make a positive impact and win trophies with the 2018/19 Portuguese champions, Sporting Braga Feminino.
Seoposenwe joined Braga on a 2-year deal on Monday after seeing out her six-month contract in Spain with Real Betis where the striker only played three matches before the Spanish women’s season came to an early conclusion due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 26-year-old is eager to establish herself in the Braga side and help the club reach the summit of Portuguese women’s football after they finished third last term and released 17 players with Seoposenwe arriving as one of the two first signings to boost coach Miguel Santos’s attacking options.
“I want to thank everyone that played a role in making this happen. Here’s to a long and prosperous time in Braga. Time to get to work,” said Seoposenwe.
“I definitely hope to start well, be in touch with the team and fight for all the trophies. That is the focus, working hard to achieve these goals.
Seoposenwe becomes the second South African female player to ply her trade in Portugal since the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup as she joins fellow Banyana forward Thembi Kgatlana, who is on the books of Benfica.
Prior to signing in Spain, the South African international was with Gintra Universitetas in Lithuania where she a brief spell, netting six goals in eight games to help her side to the 2019 A Lyga Women and Amber Cup titles. She also featured in the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League, making two appearances.
With the preparation of the new season already underway, Seoposenwe says she is looking forward to competing among the best in Portugal.
“Liga BPI is a championship with players with a lot of skill and technique. I am excited to be on the pitch and start training and playing with my teammates.
“Excited to be a part of this great team. Ready to get to work and win some titles,” she concluded.
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