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AWCON 2018: South Africa star Chrestinah Kgatlana named best player of the tournament

Published on: 01 December 2018
AWCON 2018: South Africa star Chrestinah Kgatlana named best player of the tournament
Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa during the Women Africa Cup of Nations match between Cameroon and South Africa 22 November 2016 at Stad de Yaounde Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix
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South Africa Banyana Banyana forward Chrestinah Kgatlana has been named best player of the Total Africa Women's Cup of Nations 2018, Ghana.

Kgatlana's impressive start of the tournament was widely captured as she progressed to the finals of the tournament, scoring five goals with three assist as Desiree Ellis' charges finished second of the competition after losing 4-3 on penalties to the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the final.

She scored 4 goals in the group phase of the 11th edition of the competition.

The Houston Dash striker snatched player of the match in three consecutive games - the only player to have recorded such feet in the tournament.

Meanwhile, South Africa have secured their place in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

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