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Kgatlana Opens Up On Atletico Move

Banyana Banyana star Thembi Kgatlana has opened up on her move to Atletico Madrid, saying she had no idea until her agent surprised her with the news.

Kgatlana was speaking to Lethabo Kganyago in an interview in the latest edition of iDiski Times, which is out now.

Speaking about the move, and her newly released book, Strike a Rock, Kgatlana said her agent told her there was big news, but would only reveal it when the 26-year-old

“I have no idea how the move happened,” Kgatlana told iDiski Times.

“I think when I was travelling back to South Africa, my agent said to me I have the best news, but I can only share with you in South Africa.

“By the time I got to South Africa, my contract with Eibar was finished, so I knew it was a good time for me to move, and as soon as I landed he told me that he got a deal for me to play for Atletico Madrid.”

It was a crazy period for the Banyana star, who in the space of two weeks left Eibar, released her book and signed for Atletico.

“Yhuuu, the last two weeks for me have been great. You know I finished my season with Eibar (SD) then I got some little time to come home to be with my family and my friends, and eventually announcing my book, and two days later I was announced as an Atletico Madrid player,” she added.

“So for me this time is very special that I got to spend with my loved ones, and be with my family, also receiving the best news of my career, that I’m joining Atletico Madrid, and releasing my biography. “

You can read more from Kgatlana and about Strike a Rock as well as interviews with Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Yusuf Maart, Njabulo Ngcobo and Darren Keet in this week’s edition of iDiski Times – available at a shop near you.

You can also purchase the paper online here:

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Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.