Banyana star in high demand

2012-07-11 16:29

Johannesburg - A queue of overseas universities is forming to sign Banyana Banyana midfielder Robyn Moodaly.

The teenage sensation, who is a grade 12 pupil in Tshwane, is part of the national team participating at the London Olympics later this month.

"Right now, my focus is on doing my best for Banyana Banyana at the London Olympics, but I am hoping to study Sports Science next year," Moodaly said.

"We have received interest from a university in the USA as well as a university in Canada.

"Both are keen for me to study there and play for them.

"It is now a case of deciding on the best option as far as my studies and football career are concerned."

If Moodaly ends up in the States, she will follow in the footsteps of national team-mates Roxanne Barker, the goalkeeper studying at Pepperdine University, California, and midfielder Kylie Ann Louw who is at Stephen Austin University, Texas.

Moodaly was a key member of the Banyana Olympic qualifying campaign against African opposition last year and made several contributions, mainly as a second-half substitute.

She played a game-breaker role, turning matches in favour of South Africa through slick passing and well-timed tackles.

Banyana will play against German Women's Premier League side Bayer 04 Leverkusen in a practice match on Thursday evening.

They also have an international friendly match lined up against Great Britain in Birmingham on Sunday.