Hollywoodbets Super League side JVW FC have added another gem in their goalkeeping department after acquiring the prized signature of Thokozile “TK” Mndaweni from Croesus Ladies FC, who campaign in the Sasol League.
The former Banyana Banyana shot stopper comes with a wealth of experience after making 89 appearances for South Africa.
It is then not surprising that she joins the Bedfordview-based outfit as a player/goalkeeper coach for the first team – and this comes at the back of her being in possession of a FIFA Goalkeeping coaching course attendance certificate.
At JVW, she will be competing for the number one jersey with Kaylin Swart and Yolula Tsawe, some of the best goal minders in the country.
“This is one of the most amazing clubs in women’s football and I feel privileged to be part of this team. I can only hope to learn and grow from such a great environment. I am honoured to be joining JVW as I know many aspire to be here, and I am confident that it will be all hands on deck as we challenge for the Hollywoodbets Super League title,” said an excited Mndaweni.
In 2010 TK was crowned the Sasol League National Champs Goalkeeper of the tournament following her breath-taking performance in the competition.
It was in the same year that she won a bronze medal with Banyana Banyana at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations held on home soil.
She bettered that in the following edition of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea when she helped South Africa to second place.
Mndaweni was also part of the squad that played in the 2012 London Olympic Games, under captain Amanda Dlamini, her now teammate at JVW.
“TK comes here with a wealth of experience and with a rich history when it comes to goalkeeping in this country. I believe with her presence, we will be an even much better team. I am looking forward to the healthy competition in the goalkeeping section which can only make that department stronger than it is and help our players perform to the optimum. Welcome TK and all the best,” said coach Arthur.
TK is well remembered for saving a penalty and later converting her spot kick when South African defeated Tunisia on penalties in an Olympic qualifier in April 2011.
Mndaweni was formerly on the books of Moroka Swallows, UJ and Palace Super Falcons, where she won the Sasol League with the latter in 2010.