Shilene Booysen Continues Her African Dream With Move to Egypt

Former Banyana Banyana player and football analyst Shilene Booysen continues her storied African journey after it was announced that she would be joining Egyptian Women’s Premier League team Wadi Degla. Photo: Wadi Degla FC on X

Former Banyana Banyana goalkeeper Shilene Booysen continues to make waves on the African continent. 

She has joined Egyptian Women’s Premier League team Wadi Degla as the team’s technical director, the team announced on social media platform X. 

This is now the second of Booysen’s big Africa moves as she was head coach of South Sudan’s Women’s team prior to her joining the Egyptian side. 

According to a report Booysen, has penned a year-long contract, and has the option to extend. 

The former Banyana analyst started her African journey when she became the national coach of Sudan’s Women team back in 2021. 

Speaking to the South Sudan Football Association media team at that time, the former Banyana Banyana player had said: 

“When I saw what South Sudan was doing in terms of women’s football and the strategy that the SSFA has put in place, and what they have done since putting it in place, everything that they done made me excited and since then I have always wanted to be a part of something like this.”

“This is exactly where I want to be, this is exactly what I want to do, and I want to be a part of something bigger and for me South Sudan football and the Federation plans represents something bigger.”

Booysen recently made a return to Banyana, when she assisted Desire Ellis during the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. South Africa made history in reaching the knockout round of the competition for the first time. She was also instrumental in helping South Africa to go to their first World Cup in 2019.

She is no stranger to plying her trade out of South Africa, Booysen was also a technical analyst at Houston Dash who are part of the National Women’s Soccer League. 

She held that position when Vera Pauw, also former Banyana coach was at the helm with the American side between 2017 and 2018. 

Booysen has a CAF A licence. 


Photo Caption: Former Banyana Banyana player and football analyst Shilene Booysen continues her storied African journey after it was announced that she would be joining Egyptian Women’s Premier League team Wadi Degla. Photo: Wadi Degla FC on X 

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