Player Profile – Refiloe Jane, South Africa

Accra- Refiloe Jane, born on 4th August 1992 is a South Africa’s midfielder, who plays for Canberra United in the W-League, with over 80 international caps for Bayana Bayana.

Full of creativity and dribbling skills, Refiloe popularly called Fifinho was born in Soweto and first represented South Africa at the 2012 London Olympic Games and has become a household name in the Bayana Bayana set up earning her applause all over South Africa.

Having captained the Banyana Bayana to victory at last year’s regional COSAFA Cup tournament, she and the rest of the team would be hoping to replicate that feat at the upcoming African Women’s Cup (AFCON) 2018 in Ghana.

Having played for clubs like Colchester United L.F.C, Mamelodi Sundowns and Vaal University of Technology, Jane represented South Africa at the 2012 London Olympic Games and in September 2014, she was named to the roster for the 2014 African Women’s Championship in Namibia.

Jane, who holds a National Diploma in Sports Management and Masters Degree in Marketing from Tshwane University of Technology, was named in the South African squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she played every minute of the team’s three group games.

She has won the prestigious Sportswoman of the Year and Sports Personality of the Year awards in her local province of Gauteng.

With, the three quarter finalist for the AWCON qualifying automatically for the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Women’s World Cup in France, 2019, Fifinho, would have a lot to prove with her undoubted skillful nature and eye for accurate passing and goal.

South Africa housed in Group B alongside Nigeria, Zambia and Kenya would kick-start their campaign against Nigeria on 18th November, 2018 in Cape Coast.

Source: Ghana News Agency