JOHANNESBURG – Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk has signed for Danish side Fortuna Hjorring.
She'll be joining a list of other national team players already plying their trade overseas – Leandra Smeda and Stephanie Malherbe (both Sweden), Jermaine Seoposenwe and Nothando Vilakazi (Lithuania), Rhoda Mulaudzi (Cyprus), Letago Modiba and Rachel Sebati (Belarus) as well as Regina Mogolola (Serbia).
This is Van Wyk’s second stint abroad. Previously she was on the books of Houston Dash in the USA at the end of 2018.
The JVW FC founder joins a team that will be playing in the UEFA Women’s Champions League – and becomes the first South African woman player to play in Denmark.
“I am incredibly excited to join Fortuna Hjorring, a club that has a great development structures and believes in the growth of women’s football. I can’t wait to get started and contribute to being the best I can be for this amazing team,” said an elated Van Wyk.