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Refiloe Jane’s journey from Soweto to Milan

Refiloe Jane only started playing for a ladies’ team when she was 14 years old. From the first time her feet touched the soccer ball, almost a decade earlier, she had played with boys only. 

This perhaps was not surprising. Jane had grown up with two older brothers and for as long as she could remember, she always wondered how the pair spent their day when they left their family’s home in Kliptown, Soweto. 

Everyday Jane would watch as they rose with the sun, disappearing for periods of time that bewildered her five-year-old mind. What was this demanding hobby that stole her brothers from her and drove them away home so early every morning? One day, as they departed for their mysterious daily adventures, she decided she would tail them and discover what exactly they got up to. Read More…

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