JOHANNESBURG – Having been absent from Banyana Banyana’s structures in the last three years, Robyn Moodaly is banking on inspiring the team to greater heights at the second bite of the cherry.
In 2016 Moodaly lost her spot in the Banyana set-up after suffering a knee injury. Upon her recovery she moved to the University of North-Western Ohio in the US where she completed her degree in sport management last year.
The 25-year-old footballer returned home and joined JVW FC late last year in order to catch the eye of Banyana’s mentor Desiree Ellis.
But her timing was bad then, the national team already having done enough to qualify for their maiden World Cup, which took place in June in France.
When the dust settled, Ellis recalled Moodaly for the recent Cosafa Championships, where the former University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre player inspired South Africa to their record sixth title in seven attempts.