After just two rounds of matches in the group stages of the 2018 Women’s AFCON currently underway in Ghana, South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana leads the goal scoring charts with three strikes.
The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana forward grabbed the headlines when she scored a stunner against defending champions Nigeria in their opening match of the tournament.
She repeated her feat with two goals against Equatorial Guinea in the second match of competition – on both occasions she walked away with the Woman of the Match awards, the only player to do so in the tournament so far.
South Africa also has six goal scorers from the eight goals they have buried – Kgatlana (3), Nompumelelo Nyandeni, Linda Motlhalo, Jermaine Seoposenwe, Amanda Mthandi and vice captain Refiloe Jane.
Banyana Banyana defeated Nigeria 1-0 and walloped Equatorial Guinea 7-1 – the highest scoring game in the tournament so far.
South Africa’s next assignment is the final group stages fixture against Zambia at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, 24 November.
Kickoff is at 16h00 local time (18h00 SA time).
Desiree Ellis’ charges top the group and are on six points – Nigeria and Zambia are tied on three points each, but the Super Falcons have a better goal difference.
Equatorial Guinea has been eliminated from the tournament after two losses.