Banyana Banyana striker, Amanda Mthandi, has signed her first international professional contract with Club Deportivo Badajoz Femenino in Spain.
The 24-year-old was signed from the University of Johannesburg team which she played for in the Gauteng Sasol League as well as the inaugural SAFA National Women’s League.
“CD Badajoz has reached an agreement with South African international Amanda Mthandi for next season” the club announced via its website.
“The player signs for a campaign with an option for a second one [extension option].”
Her move will see her become the fourth South African woman to join a Spanish outfit after Ode Fulutudilu, Jermaine Seoposenwe and Nothando Vilakazi, who signed for Logrono last week. These well-deserved contracts bode well for the senior national women’s side and will certainly open more doors for more player movements.
‘Speedy’, as she is affectionately known, has been a regular feature for Desiree Ellis’ Banyana squad, helping them get silver at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations and was part of their maiden FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign in 2019.
She will be aiming to secure a regular spot in her new team’s starting line-up when the season resumes in September.
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Photo 1 Caption: Banyana Banyana striker, Amanda Mthandi, has signed her first international professional contract with Club Deportivo Badajoz in Spain. Photo: SAFA