Shi­lene Fact File

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Full name: Shi­lene

Booy­sen

Place of birth: Cape Town

Favourite player/s:

Itumeleng Khune, Hope Solo (USA keeper)

Favourite club/s:

Or­lando Pi­rates, Manch­ester United, Atletico Madrid

In­ter­est­ing facts:

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.

She holds

CAF A li­cence in gen­eral coach­ing and a Safa goal­keep­ing li­cence. She has also at­tended a Fifa goal­keeper course.

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