Banyana Banyana second choice goalkeeper Kaylin Swart has opened up about her relationship with her competitor Andile Dlamini ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup that’s taking place later this year.
Swart has represented the national team on 15 occasions since she made her debut in 2018 against Sweden. In the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Swart was the preferred choice in the Banyana team. Whereby last year, when South Africa won their first AWCON, Dlamini was preferred ahead of Swart.
The JVW goalkeeper says her relationship with Dlamini is beyond football even though they’re competitors.
“There’s no one like her, what a human being and friend. We have spent so many years together, one and off the field. I can confidently say that we are there for each other no matter what obstacles this sport brings us, she told ThisIsFootball.Africa.
“We have a great friendship that goes beyond football and I’m so grateful that we have that bond because it helps us on the field. We are two very competitive individuals and we bring out the best in each other.
“We are always pushing for new heights and we compete for the same position, it’s not always easy, but we respect and value each other so much that people find it weird that we are so close, yet we compete. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in the goalkeeping department,” she concluded.
Swart and her team were crowned Group A winners of the Turkish Women’s Cup yesterday after they beat Uzbekistan on Saturday and drew 1-1 with Slovenia on Tuesday.