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Players abroad: Kgatlana breaks scoring duck

Posted: 12 July 2018 Time: 09:45

Banyana Banyana midfielder Thembi Kgatlana found the back of the net in Houston Dash’s victory over Orlando Pride on Wednesday night.

Kgatlana came on as a substitute in the 71st minute and scored in stoppage time to secure a 3-1 victory for Vera Pauw’s side.

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Houston had taken a one-goal lead going into the break, thanks to a goal from Kealia Ohai in the 17th minute. Ohai bagged another goal five minutes into the second half to complete her brace.

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Orlando pulled one back five minutes later from the boot of Sydney Leroux, but Kgatlana had the last say when she scored five minutes into referee’s optional time.

It was Kgatlana’s first goal for the side and she will be hoping for more going forward. It will no doubt give her confidence.

Banyana players Janine van Wyk and Linda Motlhalo were also involved from the start of the match.

Houston are seventh on the log on 20 points after 16 matches.

Article by: Tshepang Mailwane

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