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South Africa captain Janine Van Wyk signs for Scottish giants Glasgow City

South Africa captain Janine Van Wyk signs for Scottish giants Glasgow City

by Agnes Amondi 

Scottish side Glasgow City have secured the services of South African National Team Captain, Janine van Wyk who left Danish club Fortuna Hjørring in January due to injury.

The Scottish Champions have hailed their latest signing as “the biggest ever signings in Scottish Women’s Football”.

The 33 year old is the most capped South African player of all time, with 170 appearances. She has led her team to two Olympic Games as well as last year’s  FIFA Women’s World Cup debut in France.

After signing her new deal Janine told the club’s 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.” 

Glasgow City Head Coach, Scott Booth commented:

“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.  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 in to our already talented squad.”

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.”

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