Wafcon 2022: South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana to miss rest of tournament

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Wafcon 2022: South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana to miss rest of tournament

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South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana to miss rest of tournament

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Thembi Kgatlana had scored one goal for South Africa at this year's Women's Nations Cup finals in Morocco

South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana has been ruled out of the rest of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) after rupturing her Achilles tendon.

The 26-year-old sustained the injury during Sunday's 1-0 Group C win over Botswana, and could be out for more than six months.

Atletico Madrid striker Kgatlana was both top scorer and player of the tournament at the Wafcon in 2018 as Banyana Banyana finished runners-up.

"A MRI scan confirmed the complete rupture and unfortunately she'll be out for the whole tournament," South Africa team doctor Dr Rodney Mokoka said.

"She's due for an operation back in South Africa. A comprehensive rehabilitation programme will be in place for her.

"She will start jogging around 12-16 weeks and will return to contact sport after 20-24 weeks."

Kgatlana, the Confederation of African Football's Women's Player of The Year in 2019, is the third big-name player to be ruled out of the rest of the Wafcon finals in Morocco.

Zambia striker Barbra Banda missed out because of gender eligibility issues while Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala has suffered a knee injury.

South Africa won all three group matches and will face Tunisia in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/africa/62123920
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iworo wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:56 am South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana to miss rest of tournament

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Thembi Kgatlana had scored one goal for South Africa at this year's Women's Nations Cup finals in Morocco

South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana has been ruled out of the rest of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) after rupturing her Achilles tendon.

The 26-year-old sustained the injury during Sunday's 1-0 Group C win over Botswana, and could be out for more than six months.

Atletico Madrid striker Kgatlana was both top scorer and player of the tournament at the Wafcon in 2018 as Banyana Banyana finished runners-up.

"A MRI scan confirmed the complete rupture and unfortunately she'll be out for the whole tournament," South Africa team doctor Dr Rodney Mokoka said.

"She's due for an operation back in South Africa. A comprehensive rehabilitation programme will be in place for her.

"She will start jogging around 12-16 weeks and will return to contact sport after 20-24 weeks."

Kgatlana, the Confederation of African Football's Women's Player of The Year in 2019, is the third big-name player to be ruled out of the rest of the Wafcon finals in Morocco.

Zambia striker Barbra Banda missed out because of gender eligibility issues while Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala has suffered a knee injury.

South Africa won all three group matches and will face Tunisia in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/africa/62123920
I don't see South Africa winning this cup without this girl. I think they are done :tic:.
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iworo wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:58 am
iworo wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:56 am South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana to miss rest of tournament

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Thembi Kgatlana had scored one goal for South Africa at this year's Women's Nations Cup finals in Morocco

South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana has been ruled out of the rest of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) after rupturing her Achilles tendon.

The 26-year-old sustained the injury during Sunday's 1-0 Group C win over Botswana, and could be out for more than six months.

Atletico Madrid striker Kgatlana was both top scorer and player of the tournament at the Wafcon in 2018 as Banyana Banyana finished runners-up.

"A MRI scan confirmed the complete rupture and unfortunately she'll be out for the whole tournament," South Africa team doctor Dr Rodney Mokoka said.

"She's due for an operation back in South Africa. A comprehensive rehabilitation programme will be in place for her.

"She will start jogging around 12-16 weeks and will return to contact sport after 20-24 weeks."

Kgatlana, the Confederation of African Football's Women's Player of The Year in 2019, is the third big-name player to be ruled out of the rest of the Wafcon finals in Morocco.

Zambia striker Barbra Banda missed out because of gender eligibility issues while Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala has suffered a knee injury.

South Africa won all three group matches and will face Tunisia in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/africa/62123920
I don't see South Africa winning this cup without this girl. I think they are done :tic:.
Then you have not seen them play.
They are playing collectively as a team and to me the team to beat in this Wafcon.
The downside to their game is that they are not a high scoring side but so are almost
all the sides in this Wafcon.
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:shock:
That's a huge loss for the bayana bayana.

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2think wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:43 am :shock:
That's a huge loss for the bayana bayana.

"The Lady that plays with a disarming smile"
if that kin smile dey disarm you then...................
make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable.

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jette1 wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:24 pm
2think wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:43 am :shock:
That's a huge loss for the bayana bayana.

"The Lady that plays with a disarming smile"
if that kin smile dey disarm you then...................
:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
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:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :mrgreen:
jette1 wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:24 pm
2think wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:43 am :shock:
That's a huge loss for the bayana bayana.

"The Lady that plays with a disarming smile"
if that kin smile dey disarm you then...................
:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :mrgreen:

What?
Kgatlana's a solid baller and she has a cute smile
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