Majiya joined Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis’ 33 strong women’s preliminary squad that will undergo a series of training sessions before it is cut down to the final squad that will depart for Morocco on June 21.
LOCAL football scout and former player Brenda Mafunisa has unearthed yet another gem and prolific goal scorer in Nthabiseng Majiya who this week earned herself a call-up to the national Banyana Banyana training camp in Gauteng.
The national women’s team has been in camp since last Friday and Majiya earned the call-up as a member of the province’s only candidate team to the Hollywoodbets Super League namely Richmond United Ladies FC where she is one of the team’s leading goal scorers.
Majiya is originally from Ikhutseng in Warrenton, where she learned the football trade from a local football outfit. From there she became associated with a club which was registered with the Magareng Local Football Association. It is this team which signed her off to Richmond United when they became a professional unit in the national women’s football league otherwise branded as the Hollywoodbets Super League.
Banyana are currently preparing for an African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) appointment with Morocco. The AWCON tournament will take place from July 2-23 in Morocco. The hosts have automatically qualified. Eleven other national women’s teams have been confirmed as entrants to the competition.
Mafunisa this week took to social media to parade her new find. She also praised several individuals connected to Richmond United and other teams that have helped shape Majiya’s talent.
“The goal scoring machine Nthabiseng Majiya currently plays for De Aar based national women’s league ladies team Richmond United. Well done Lulu. Thanks to coach Ami, (team coach) Edwin Lisene, Tshupo Gert Mogajane and the entire team for nurturing this talent”.
Mafuna explained that Majiya joined Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis’ 33 strong women’s preliminary squad that will undergo a series of training sessions before it is cut down to the final squad that will depart for Morocco on June 21.
The team had their first training session on Monday in Gauteng. More players are expected to arrive for camp.