Official: Kgatlana lands move to Spain

SA Players Abroad

Banyana Banyana star Thembi Kgatlana has earned a move to Spanish top-flight outfit Eibar after a stint in Portugal with Benfica.

The 2018 African Women's Footballer of the Year has taken her next step in Europe with the newly promoted Primera Iberdrola side as he meteoric rise continues, having first moved abroad in 2018 with Houston Dash.

Her form in the United States and in the 2018 African Women's Nations Cup earned her a switch to China with Beijing BG Phoenix along with national teammate Linda Motlhalo before her move to Portugal in January.

Widely considered as one of South Africa's most talented footballers at present, her transfer to Eibar marks a significant step in the career of Banyana's attacking talisman.

"Thembi Kgatlana has become the latest reinforcement of the Eibar Sports Society women's first team," read the statement on the club's website as they confirmed the one-year deal.

"The 24-year-old South African forward is an international for her country and in 2018 she was considered the best African player."

Kgatlana has scored 17 goals in 55 senior international caps for the South Africa national team since making her debut in 2016 whilst of the books of the University of the Western Cape.