Heartbreak for Banyana vice-captain Jane as she exits SA camp 90 minutes away from glory

“This is part of relationship-building and there is nothing malicious in this arrangement.

“We must celebrate the fact that she put her country first and helped us to qualify for the Cup of Nations final and to the World Cup.

“We must support her because she is embarking on a new and exciting journey with a new club overseas.”

Jane was one of the key figures in Banyana’s march to the final and the Fifa Women’s World Cup in France next year.

She thanked the coaches and teammates for understanding her situation.

“I want to thank the Banyana Banyana technical team for allowing me to leave the camp at this crucial stage of the tournament‚” she said.

“I don’t think if it was another coach it was going to be easy.

“I want to thank the team for the opportunity to be here and my club for having allowed me to come here and be part of this tournament.”

If Banyana go on to beat Nigeria for the second time in this event after winning their first meeting in the group stages‚ Jane will miss SA’s maiden triumph in this tournament.

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