Shilene Fact File
Full name: Shilene
Place of birth: Cape Town
Itumeleng Khune, Hope Solo (USA keeper)
Orlando Pirates, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid
Booysen is an exBanyana
● player but she never got to play after she tore knee ligaments shortly after being selected. She has been a
● player/coach at several clubs in the Western Cape, including Santos and Spurs Ladies Clubs. As a coach, she guided Spurs to the 2005/2006 national championships.
Booysen carries two
Macbook pros, two iPads and a Windows machine and “anything from two to four cameras” at trainings and matches.
She has worked for
● more than 20 years in engineering design and sales before switching to sports full time. Booysen is
● not married, but fosters a seven-year old-boy, who she has had since he was five months old. She has three brothers and a sister, and all her family members live in Cape Town.
CAF A licence in general coaching and a Safa goalkeeping licence. She has also attended a Fifa goalkeeper course.