Van Wyk makes her 150th appearance for RSA

Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk continued to rewrite the history books when she was selected in the starting line-up to take on Malawi in South Africa's third match of the 2018 COSAFA Women's Championship currently underway in Port Elizabeth.

She missed the first two matches, with vice captain Refiloe Jane leading the squad in Van Wyk's absence.

Van Wyk continues to hold the record as the most capped South African footballer of any gender � closely followed by Noko Matlou (143) and Nompumelelo Nyandeni (141).

The other three members of the 100-cap club are Nothando Vilakazi (111), Amanda Dlamini (105) and Portia Modise (both retired).

Van Wyk is also the most capped female footballer on the continent, but the fourth highest-capped footballer behind Ahmed Hassan (184), Hossam Hassan (169) and Essam El-Hadary (159) � all from Egypt.


Born in Alberton, Gauteng (17 April 1987)

Grew up in Germiston

Captains the Senior Women's National Team

First girls team was Springs Home Sweepers in Springs, Kwa-Thema

Played for Moroka Swallows, then Palace Super Falcons where she won three league titles back to back

Founded her own club, JVW FC in 2013

Signed for Houston Dash (USA) in December 2016, becoming the first South African to play in National Women's Soccer League

Made her international debut in 2005 against Nigeria (African Women's Championship)

Reached her 50th cap in February 2010 (vs England � 8 Nations Tournament, Cyprus)

Her 100th appearance was in August 2014 (vs Namibia)

125th match was in March 2016 (vs Cameroon)

Clocked 150 caps in September 2017 (vs Malawi � 2018 COSAFA Women's Championship, Port Elizabeth)

Was part of the team that played at the 2012 London Olympics and also captained the squad at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

2011 COSAFA Cup Player of the Tournament

2010 SAFA Player of the Year

2016 CAF African Women's Player of the Year Nominee

Banyana Banyana 50+ caps (Before Malawi clash):

Source: South African Football Association