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Olympic champion Semenya begins "new journey" in football


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Two-time Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya says she's ready for a "new journey" after signing for a women's football team.

The South African sprinter is currently appealing against a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to uphold the introduction of new testosterone limits by the IAAF.

Semenya is now in training with club JVW and could make her debut in January when the transfer window re-opens.

 

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Happy to announce my signing with @jvwgirlsfootball for 2020 season. Looking forward to this journey. 🐍

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"I am grateful for this opportunity and I appreciate the love and support I already get from the team," she told the club's website.

"I am looking forward to this new journey, and hopefully I can contribute as much as I can to the club."

Club founder and South Africa captain Janine Van Wyk said: "I am absolutely honoured that out of all the other women's clubs around the world, she has chosen JVW as the club where she would like to start showcasing her football skills.

"I welcomed her at her first training session with the team on Tuesday and was impressed to see that she definitely has all the fundamentals."

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