Why Germany-bound Mgcoyi hopes to impress in Europe

Why Germany-bound Mgcoyi hopes to impress in Europe
Andisiwe Mgcoyi

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Feb 16, 2017. 15:00

South Africa international Andisiwe Mgcoyi is looking forward to playing for FC Saarbrucken Vrouwen after joining the German club earlier this week.

The Banyana Banyana striker, who has been playing for Mamelodi Sundowns ladies team, signed a six-month contract with an option to renew at the German second division club.

"I was extremely excited when I got the news and I know I am going there not only to represent myself but also the entire South Africa. I hope this move will open more doors for South African players to come in numbers for the benefit of our country," Mgcoyi told Safa.net.

"I don’t know much about my new club but I remember I once went there for trials a long time ago but things didn’t go my way, and I believe this time it will be a different story.

"The weather this time of the year is not the best, in fact when I checked it was six degrees celsius during the day, and at times -1 at night, but then again it is the life I have chosen and there is no turning back. I will make the best of it," she said.

Mgcoyi, who represented South Africa at the 2016 CAF Women's Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon, also played in Slovakia and Hungary.

"It all started when I was in Cameroon last year during the CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and an agent who was watching the games referred me to them," she continued.

"Now the rest is up to me to show what I am capable of so they can extend my contract because I would like to stay there longer so as to improve my game. I just hope to make a big impression so other teams can come knocking at my door."

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