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PICTURE: Banyana captain's awkward, hilarious petrol station encounter

2019-03-28 13:05
janine van wyk
Janine van Wyk (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk experienced an awkward yet entertaining exchange at a local petrol station.

The 31-year-old was filling up with petrol at a Sasol garage in Bedfordview, Gauteng on Thursday. 

As part of a competition that the petrol station is running, the attendant then informed Van Wyk that because she had spent more than R300 with them, she qualified to enter a competition to travel with the Banyana squad to this year's Women's World Cup in France. 

According to her Twitter page, Van Wyk then politely informed the attendant that she was already attending the tournament. 

Being the good sport that she is, Van Wyk was not offended by the attendant not recognising her and instead posed for a photograph before sharing the story on Twitter.

Banyana qualified for the World Cup for the first time in their history when they made the final of AFCON in November, and they will be jetting of for the tournament in France shortly. 

South Africa are pooled alongside Spain, China and Germany in Pool B of the competition and their first match is against Spain on June 8. 

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