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Banyana Captain Janine van Wyk Joins Glasgow City

Scottish outfit Glasgow City has secured the services of Janine van Wyk from Danish outfit Fortuna Hjorring.

Scottish outfit Glasgow City has secured the services of Janine van Wyk from Danish outfit Fortuna Hjorring.

The Petershill Park-based outfit secured the Banyana Banyana captain as a free agent after she ended her brief first professional contract with Hjorring last summer.

At Hjorring, the South Africa international failed to kick the ball due to a knee injury which she sustained in Banyana’s successful campaign at the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship.

On her ambitions in signing for City, the central-defender told the club website: “I am extremely excited to start this new chapter in my football career with a football club that is known to be the best team in the Scottish top league.

“I look forward to playing in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, win titles and most importantly continue to learn as much as I can about the insights of the game and hopefully add value to the squad with the experience I carry.”

City Club coach Scott Booth heaped praise on the new signing saying Wyk’s “incredible experience” will be key for his side, who face Wolfsburg in the Champions League quarter-finals in San Sebastien on 21 August.

“We are absolutely delighted to bring Janine van Wyk to our club. She has incredible experience and I feel this will be key for us this season,” Booth said.

“Janine captained her nation at the 2019 World Cup and is their record cap holder. I know that she will 100% lead by example and fit into our already talented squad.”

On his side, City club manager Laura Montgomery added: “If we are talking about players who are known across the world, Janine is in that category. Her record is incredible on and off the pitch in what she has done for girls and women’s sport in her own country as well as in her promotion of equality.

“Her jersey is on display at the FIFA Museum next to the other top female players in the world, this is the calibre of player and individual that she is.

“At Glasgow City, we are all about championing women and girls and Janine very much fits into that mould. Her footballing CV is very impressive and we are delighted she has chosen to continue her journey with our club.”

Van Wyk skippered South Africa at the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France, and also previously had a spell in the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States, where she turned out for Houston Dash.

She also has a successful club in the South African domestic structures, claiming victory in the 2019 SASOL League.

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