#Unshaken: The Thembi Kgatlana story that every girl and boy needs to read!

#Unshaken: The Thembi Kgatlana story that every girl and boy needs to read!

Her story is uniquely South African, a road of defeating the odds stacked against her to success. This is Thembi Kgatlana. 

Strike a Rock: The Story Of Thembi Kgatlana

When someone mentions women's football in South Africa, without hesitation one name is normally top of mind- Portia Modise. 

The most decorated female football player in history, but outside of that little if any regard has been given to the women's game of football. Whether it be by South African fans in general, but also very notably by big sponsors. 

READ: Portia Modise is the SA Sports Star of the Year

There has been of late an injection of financial and fan support for the game and this can partly if not mainly be put down to the rise of one player: Thembi Kgatlana. 

At just the age of 25, Thembi has already cemented her name in the history books of South African sports. The well travelled Banyana Banyana superstar is flying the South African flag high at Spanish giants Atletico Madrid. She has also released an autobiography titled: Strike a Rock: The Story Of Thembi Kgatlana

READ: #HotSeat: We catch up with Banyana Banyana Captain

The autobiography is written by Nikolaos Kirkinis and it focuses not only on Kgatlana’s football journey that has taken her from the US to China, Portugal, and now Spain, but provides an inspirational story of hope and resilience. 

For the month of August, East Coast Radio is celebrating the #Unshaken women of South Africa. Women who have remained unmoved and unshaken in a world that very often neglects them. 

READ: Big Debate Over Banyana v Bafana Salaries

Stacey and J Sbu connected with Nikolas, to share insights into the Thembi Kgatlana story and why every single man and woman irrespective of whether they are football fans or not should read it.

Listen to the podcast below: 

To purchase, Strike a Rock: The Story Of Thembi Kgatlana  click here.

Do you know of a woman whose story you would like profiled on the show? Send their story to us by emailing the producer of the show zama: [email protected] 

Happy Women's Month, ladies! 

Stacey and J Sbu podcasts

Main image supplied by Nikolaos Kirkinis

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