South African duo, Letago Madiba and Rachel Sebati, have been rather quietly flying the flag high as they have made their mark in football in Belarus and have now turned to tackle the Turkish Women’s First Football League.
Both became the first pair of South Africans to join a Belarusian side who are competing in the Belarusian Women’s League when they clinched a deal with ZSK Minsk after a string of impressive performances at their previous club, TUT Ladies, in South Africa.
Madiba (28), who hails from Mpumalanga, has won the USSA National Club Championship, the Absa Women’s Championship and the 2018 Sasol League with TUT.
Sebati on the other hand, who is 26 years of age, hails from Limpopo was also part of the TUT squad which won numerous titles before joining the international side.
She was part of the Banyana Banyana squad that won the Cosafa Cup back-to-back, also captaining the South African U-17 national team in all three matches of the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Both Madiba and Sebati represented their domestic club at the 2019 UEFA Women’s Champions League in August 2019.
Currently, Sebati dons the jersey number three, while Madiba wears the jersey number nine at their new club ALG Spor in the Turkish Women’s First Football League, each joining the club in September and October 2019, respectively.
The South African Duo have been doing extremely well at their new club, gaining plenty of game time with Letago scoring a goal and providing an assist in the club’s recent 2-0 win over Atasehir Belediyesi Spor on 22 December 2019.
Photo 1 Caption: Both Letago Madiba and Rachel Sebati pictured with their teammates from the ALG spor club after their 2-0 win over Atasehir Belediyesi Spor on Sunday, 22 December 2019. Photo: ALG spor
With editing by gsport