talentofafrica - we have teamed up with Oscar nominated director Florence Ayisi to make a cinematic tribute to professional African women footballers. READ MORE

Talent of Africa

Talent of Africa

Talent of Africa is a documentary film project on ten African women professional football players from Cameroon, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ivory Coast. The film will be realized by Florence Ayisi and LTA Agency and also with your support.

Florence Ayisi is a Pan-African documentary filmmaker and co-director of multiple award-winning and Academy Award shortlisted documentary feature, Sisters in Law. She will create Talent of Africa with one of the world’s leading management agencies for women’s football – LTA Agency.

The aim is to celebrate the talent and the achievements of these brave and dynamic women despite all the barriers faced in their career and their personal life. It is an untold story of the following ten women, inspiring young African girls:

1- Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (28), Cameroon striker, best player of the most recent Africa Cup of Nations, the ‘indomitable lioness’ plays for WFC CSKA Moskva in Russia.

2- Zenatha COLEMAN (25), Namibian forward, one of the hottest goal scorers in Primera Division, the ‘brave gladiator’ plays for Valencia CF in Spain.

3- Ngozi EBERE (27), Nigerian defender, 2-time African champion, the ‘super falcon’ plays for Barcelona FA in Cyprus.

4- Gaelle ENGANAMOUIT (26), Cameroon forward, 2015 African Player of the Year and World Cup Star, ‘the lioness’ plays for Avaldsnes IL in Norway.

5- Ange Koko N’GUESSAN (27), Ivorian forward, the lightning-quick winger, the ‘elephante’ plays for UDG Tenerife in Spain.

6- Ajara NCHOUT NJOYA (25), Cameroon striker, the pride of Bamun, the prolific goal scorer plays for Sandviken IL in Norway.

7- Doreen NABWIRE (31), Kenya, Football Kenya Federation women’s football development officer is Kenya’s first and only female professional footballer to ever play in a European league.

8- Josee NAHI (29), Ivorian forward, the imposing center forward plays for Gyeongju WFC in South Korea after winning multiple titles in Europe.

9- Leandra SMEDA (29), South African midfielder, the ‘Banyana Banyana’ maestro and two-time Olympian plays for FK Gintra in Lithuania.

10- Augustine EJANGUE SILIKI (29) Cameroon defender, well-travelled World Cup and Olympic games participant, the ‘indomitable lioness most recently played in Spain after spells in Russia, Norway, and Denmark.

You will get exclusive access to the players and will find out and see their life in their club sides in Europe, how they work with their national teams, and what they do in their communities back home.

This film can only happen with your help! We really need your support.

You can Back the project, see more information about players, and pledge as little as 5 dollars by following this link to IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Website here below: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/talent-of-africa-le-talent-d-afrique

Watch the preview Video where you can see and hear our director and some of the featured players including Zenatha Coleman, Gaelle Enganamouit, Aboudi Onguene, Ange Koko, and Ajara Njoya talk about the film. Click on Back it to pledge your support. In return, you can get Your Name in the credits of the film, get a signed jersey from one of the players’ of your choice, or even spend a day with them in their club setting or back home in Africa.

For more information or to become a sponsor, please, see the film Talent of Africa Website here: https://talentofafrica.lta-agency.com/

The Danish international defender, Line Røddick Hansen has joined Netherlands top Division (Eredivisie Women) side AFC Ajax

Line comes from FC Barcelona where she played during two seasons and brings with her a vast international experience. With FC Barcelona, she won Copa de la Reina and Copa Catalunya 2018 and 2017. She was also finalist of the Liga Femenina Iberdrola 2016-17,2017-18 and UEFA Women’s Champions semi-finalist 2016-17.

Line is a good talented defender who has already played for many differents top outfit clubs in differents country ( Denmark, Sweden, France and Spain) and has won many titles.

She has earned 130 caps and scored 13 goals for her national team so far representing her country in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 in the Netherlands where Denmark reached the final.

LTA Agency wish Line a lot of success at her new club.

The 24-year-old Namibian international striker, Zenatha Coleman has inked a two-year deal with Valencia CF

Valencia CF is a Top Spanish outfit which ended at the 4th position of the league this season.

Zenatha comes from Zaragoza CFF that she joined in January and she scored seven goals in 14 league appearances.

Prior to Spain, Zenatha spent two seasons in Lithuania with the champions Gintra-universitetas with whom she has been all time best goal scorer of the A Lyga with 58 goals, and she reached 2016-17 UEFA Women’s Champions League last eight where she netted six goals in seven matches.

She has scored 20 goals in 47 senior appearances for Namibian Women’s National Team.

LTA Agency wish Zenatha a lot of success at her new club

Spanish international midfielder Amanda Sampedro has signed a new deal with Atletico Madrid of Spain’s Primera Division

Amanda, 25, was a key figure in Atletico Madrid’s successful 2017-18 season as the club won their second ever league title. The captain has established herself as a key figure in the middle of the park, playing 90 minutes of all the league games. She has made 36 appearances this term, scoring 11 goals and recording nine assists of all competitions (Iberdrola Liga, UEFA Champions League and Copa de la Reina), and her new deal commits her to the club until 2020.

The club’s official website: Amanda has been at Atlético de Madrid for 16 seasons. She is a reference in the club and an example for all the young people of the Academy and already thinks about the beginning of the next season.

She has amassed, 38 caps and scored 10 goals for Spain’s National team.

Lta Agency wish Amanda good luck for the next season.

Cote d’Ivoire international striker, Ange Koko N’Guessan has signed a one-year contract extension with a Spanish topflight side UDG Tenerife Egatesa

Ange Koko, 27, joined UDG Tenerife Egatesa last season as her second Spanish outfit. She featured in 25 Iberdrola Liga matches and scored twice as UDG finished fourth in the league table this season.

Prior to UDG Tenerife Egatesa, she spent one season with another Spanish powerhouse, FC Barcelona, with whom she reached 2016/17 UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal. She was also runners-up of the league the same season and won the Copa de la Reina.

As part of the Cote d’Ivoire National Team, Ange Koko has earned 22 caps and scored five goals. She was runner-up of the 2018 first ever WAFU (West African Football Union) Women’s Championship.

LTA Agency wish Ange Koko best luck for the next season.

The 23-year-old American midfielder Brianna Visalli, has joined the Premier Ligue team side West Ham Ladies

Brianna will move to West Ham from Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League.

The young player has just signed a representation agreement with LTA Agency. She is the second American player to joins LTA Agency after Jamia Field.

Just after the signing with LTA Agency, Brianna’s first ever professional contract has been arranged.

She will start her first professional experience out of her country, a dream that has become true for her as she even cried tears of joy at the signing of the contract with her new club.

Brianna: To say I am excited would be an understatement. I can’t believe that I’m now going to be able to do what I love – play football – for a living, and to do it with West Ham is going to be incredible.

General manager Ray said: “Brianna brings something different to not only West Ham but to the WSL. There is no denying that the NWSL boasts some of the most talented and exciting players in women’s football, so Brianna will bring those experiences.

LTA Agency are delighted to welcome Brianna and wish her the best of luck at her new club.

The 28-year- old South African midfielder, Leandra Smeda has inked her first international contract with Lithuanian Champions FK Gintra-Universitetas

Leandra is a new player who has just signed a representation agreement with LTA Agency. She is the first South African to join the large list of talented international women’s players represented around the world by LTA Agency.

The versatile midfielder will join Lithuanian giants Gintra from the UWC Ladies (University of Western Cape) in the Sasol Women’s League with whom she has been the Sports Women of the Year in 2014. She has also won the same title with the CPUT in 2013, 2011 and 2010. Leandra is a good player who is comfortable with the ball on both feet and can play on either side of the field, or in the middle.

The experienced Banyana Banyana midfielder has already amassed 74 caps and scored 19 goals for her country. In her playing career, the winner of the 2017 Cosafa Women’s championship, Smeda, has already featured in two Olympic Games and three African Women’s Championship tournaments. She also played the 2018 Cyprus Women’s Cup and during the recent African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, she scored two goals and helped her country to be between the seven last qualifiers nations of this tournament which will be held in Ghana from next November 17.

LTA are delighted to welcome Leandra Smeda and wish her good luck at her new club.

Two young players represented by LTA Agency, Danish striker Signe Bruun and American goalkeeper Hannah Seabert have won the Danish league with Fortuna Hjørring

Fortuna wins the Danish league for the tenth time in their history, the team produced excellent performances this season as they only lost two games out of the 24 league matches played to lift the 2017-18 league trophy. Both players played a mayor role to lead Fortuna to this title.

Signe (20) netted a brace and a hat trick among her 18 goals scored in 22 matches played. The formidable young striker is Fortuna’s best goal scorer this season and came second for goals scored in the league. it’s Signe’s second Danish trophy won with the team and she has also been runner-up twice in the league with Fortuna.

Goalkeeper Hannah (23) who joined the club this season (2017-18), appeared in 10 league games and she helped the Champions to break their clean-sheet record as she kept nine clean-sheets. It is Hannah’s first title in Denmark.

LTA Agency congratulate Signe and Hannah for this achievement.

The 23-year-old Cote d’Ivoire international midfielder Ida Rebecca Guehai has joined RDC Espanyol of Spanish Primera Division

Rebecca comes from another Spanish top club, Levante UD where she spent two seasons and she appeared in 14 league matches scoring two goals in her first season 2016/17. Rebecca had an increased role with Levante in her second season after scoring three goals and making two assists in 19 league appearances. She also played two Coppa de la Reina matches.

Prior to Spain, the Ivorian midfielder started her international career in Sweden where she spent two seasons (2015, 2016) for Kristianstads DFF with whom, she became the best player in 2015 with nine goals in 15 matches played.

Rebecca has earned close to 34 caps for the Cote D’Ivoire Women’s National Team scoring three goals. Most recently, she played in the African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifying matches. She also played the WAFU tournament where her country ended runner-up.

Rebecca joined Italian International Deborah Salvatori Rinaldi at Espanyol who is also represented by LTA Agency.

LTA Agency wish Rebecca a lot of success at her new club.

Lethal Portuguese striker, Carolina Mendes has penned a contract with a domestic top division club, Sporting Lisbon. The contract is until 30 June 2020

Carolina (30) moves to the Portuguese giants-Sporting Lisbon from the Italy’s first division club, where she played 16 league matches and scored five goals for ASD Mozzanica outfit. She also featured in one Coppa Italia match and scored a goal. ASD Mozzanica ended in the fifth position of Serie A.

Prior to Italy, the Portuguese international spent a season in Icelandic top-flight (Úrvalsdeild Women) with Grindavik. She also played for Djurgården in Sweden, for FC Rossiyanka in Russia where she won the Russian Women’s Football Championship and has also played in Spain, since she started her international career.

Carolina has 72 caps and 13 goals with Portugal Women’s National team. With four games and a goal scored, she helped Portugal to finish third in the Algarve Cup 2018, this was the team’s highest-ever finish in this tournament. She also featured in all five World Cup Qualification matches so far for her country and also scored a goal.

LTA Agency wish Carolina the best of luck at her new club.

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