Article by Sizakele Nkosi
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies player- Amanda Sister and University of Johannesburgs’ Disebo Mametja, are set to play in Division 1 in Hungary.
The move will see Sister a central defender and Mametja a midfielder, playing for newly promoted side Gyori ETO FC women’s team.
Tshepo Makananise, Faranani Sport Holdings representative, said: “the pair has secured a two year deal with the team and they are set to leave the country immediately when they get their visa, which is a 30 day waiting period.”
Makananise added that the deal will expose the ladies to a professional league and with a well-equipped club.
“But, the most important thing is that the move will challenge them and also help them grow as footballers”.
The Hungarian league is no stranger to a South African with the out-of-favour Banyana Banyana striker Andisiwe Mgcoyi having played for Dorogi Diofa SE last season.
The players’ representative explained further that: “Amanda was reluctant about the move- her concerns were that it’s a foreign country and they don’t speak English. And I think Andy managed to convince her about the league and country. But she felt much at ease after learning that a fellow South African Disebo will be joining her at the same club”.
Sister looks like she has moved past her fears of going to Hungary by posting on her facebook page her excitement
“Congratulations to my team and future teammates for a win in our first game of the league 2015/2016 season Gyori ETO FC won 4-1 against Szegedi AK.” she gushed.
Mametja born in the Limpopo province, is a player that possesses pace and excellent ball skills which in surprise she goes by the nickname “mini cooper”.
Her last involvement with the Banyana Banyana was when she part of coach Vera Pauw’s squad participating in the Cyprus Cup just before the Women’s World Cup in Canada.
The lanky yet experienced Sundowns defender won the hearts of many South Africans at the 2012 London Olympics. During the game against Sweden, an injured and in pain Sister continued to soldier through the game to make crucial tackles.
Gyori ETO has pushed up to 2nd position after beating 3-2 FC Femina 93. Gyori ETO has played 3 games won 2 and lost 1