Strike A Rock – the memoir of international soccer star Thembi Kgatlana!
Strike A Rock: The Thembi Kgatlana Story, written by Nikolaos Kirkinis, is out now from Jacana Media.
Kgatlana is a Banyana Banyana star, 2018 CAF Women’s Player of the Year, and recently signed for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.
About the book
It is not easy. Having a dream, having talent and being faced with a world that wants you to have neither – it is not easy.
This is not an easy story. This is a book about difficult odds, about cruelty, about broken families and addiction. This is also a story about hope. This is a tale of bravery and the undefeatability of the spirit of South African women. This is a story about football, but it is a story about so much more. This is a tale about the fearless women who carry the sport on their back, told through the eyes of the best player on the African continent.
This is the story of a little girl who rose out of the tough streets of Mohlakeng and went on to become a champion of the world.
MY BOOK IS FINALLY HERE!
It is not easy to have a dream and the talent, and still face a world that wants you to have neither. This is a book about difficult odds, about cruelty, about broken families, and about addiction. Mostly however, this is a soaring tale of hope. pic.twitter.com/8WdTv3cyjQ
— Thembi Kgatlana (@Kgatlanathe1st) July 1, 2021