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16:00    23 Dec 2016

Janine van Wyk thrilled with Houston Dash switch

Bayana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk has expressed her delight in signing for American club Houston Dash - pending receipt of her P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate.

Van Wyk will join fellow South African's Jermaine Seoposenwe, Robyn Moodaly, Kelso Peskin and Kaylin Swarts in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

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The 29-year-old says it is a dream come true, with the 142 cap South African veteran set to join her new club side in March.

“It's an opportunity I have been dreaming of and working hard for throughout my career,"Van Wyk is quoted as saying in a statement released by SAFA. "It has certainly come at the perfect moment. I know I will go there with tons of experience, which gives me the confidence to know I will fit in well with this team.

"They were in need of a central defender with leadership qualities and I guess I fit the bill, and that's one of my strengths as a player..

“I am looking forward to go and represent not only South Africa but the whole of Africa with pride. It's time people out there notice how good and talented African footballers really are.

"I want to thank everyone who has contributed to my success - coaches, teammates, friends and family for pushing me beyond my limits and believing in the athlete I am. I will go out there and SHINE for you," she concluded.

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