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Ştefania Vătafu wins Belgian Superleague

The 25-year-old Romanian midfielder Ştefania Vătafu has bagged the 2019 Belgian Women’s Super League title with RSC Anderlecht. The Romanian national team playmaker, Ştefania joined the Brussels-based powerhouse in July 2018 from Spain’s Liga Iberdrola outfit UDG Tenerife.

Ştefania started in the decisive match against KAA Gent as Anderlecht defeated their opponents 0-1 to retain the title and qualify for the 2019-2020 UEFA Women’s Champions League preliminary round scheduled to take place in August this year.

This is Ştefania’s first title outside of Romania. Previously, she won six straight League championships with Olimpia Cluj in her home country.

LTA Agency congratulate Ştefania on this first success in Belgium.

The Danish international midfielder Sofie Junge Pedersen has had a memorable season with Juventus FC. She clinched the Italian Cup just a week after being crowned the Italian champion. Earlier this season, she also scored the winner as Juventus beat Fiorentina 1-0 in front of a new record crowd at the Allianz Stadium.

Juventus make a double of successes this season. In the Coppa Italia final match last Sunday Juventus defeated Fiorentina 2-0 at Parma’s Stadio Tardini to win the Cup for the first time. On April 20th, the Bianconeri won the last Serie A game against Verona (3-0) and thus bagged their second successive league title. Sofie played 90 minutes of both matches.

Prior to that, on March 24 Sofie also played 90 minutes in the historic game against Fiorentina in which she sealed a home win for Juventus. This marked the team’s first match at the Allianz Stadium in Turin by playing in front of a record 39,000 spectators for a top-flight women’s game in Italy – an achievement surely to be remembered for years to come.

Many congratulations to Sofie on this remarkable first season in Italy and a lot of success in the future!

Danish international midfielder, Katrine Veje has clinched the 2018/19 Women’s Super League title with Arsenal.

Arsenal sealed a Women’s Super League title for the first time since 2012, as they stunned Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 at the Amex Stadium in front of a new WSL-record crowd of 5,265.

Katrine played the whole winning match which led Arsenal to the trophy with one match to spare. Since her arrival in London from Montpellier in January 2019, the experienced left-footed winger has boosted the team’s midfield and contributed with her experience to the team’s successful run. She has featured in all of Arsenal’s league matches since her signature.

The team will host Manchester City for their final game of the WSL season on Saturday, May 11.

This is Katrine’s first trophy in England; she won other titles in Sweden, USA and Denmark.

LTA Agency director, Anton Maksimov, was present at the match and was able to applaud Katrine in person.

We congratulate Katrine Veje on this achievement and wish her more sucess in England.

LTA Agency are delighted to announce signing a representation agreement with the Norwegian national team defender Stine Hovland.

Stine, 28, currently plays in Norway’s top division, Toppserien, with IL Sandviken with whom she reached the Norwegian Cup final in 2018. The brilliant defender joined IL Sandviken in 2015 and has become a major part of the team’s defensive stability. Captain of the team, Stine featured in all league games playing full time.

Stine made her national team debut for Norway in a friendly match against Japan in November 2018 where she played for 90 minutes. She followed it up with good performances that helped Norway to the 2019 Algarve Cup victory.

LTA Agency are pleased to welcome Stine Hovland and look forward to a long and successful relationship with her.

The Danish international midfielder Sofie Junge Pedersen has won the Serie A Women title with Juventus FC.

Sofie, 27, helped Juventus to their second successive title since the opening of the club’s women section in 2016. Juventus stunned Verona of Laura Rus (represented by LTA) 3-0 to retain the league last Saturday at Allianz Stadium. They only lost two games in 22 league matches this season.

The experienced playmaker joined Juventus In December 2018 from Vittsjö GIK in Sweden. She played ten league games and scored three goals for Juventus.

This is her third league title. She won the Swedish title with Rosengard in 2015 and a Danish championship in 2014 with Fortuna Hjørring.

LTA Agency congratulate Sofie on this impressive achievement.

Spain’s midfield maestro, Veronica Boquete comes back to the National Women’s Soccer League with Utah Royals FC with whom she made her debut yesterday at the start of the 2019 season

Vero has played in the NWSL for Portland Thorns FC in 2014.

The star midfielder made her official debut for Utah Royals FC in their league opener on April 20th as she played 90 minutes in a 1-0 victory over Washington Spirit at Rio Tinto Stadium. They will play the next match against Orlando Pride on April 28th.

Vero joined the USA’s side in January from Chinese Super League where she played for Beijing BG Phoenix.

LTA Agency wishes Vero good health and an evasive NWSL championship trophy with Utah Royals.

Sofie Junge Pedersen and Juventus advanced to the final of the Coppa Italia after knocking Milan out of the competition with a 3-2 aggregate win

Denmark midfielder, Sofie featured in both games of the semi-final against Milan. In the first leg played on March 13th, Juventus defeated their opponent with a 2-1. The second leg match played yesterday was a tightly 1-1 draw for the two sides.

Juventus will face Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia Final on April 28.

LTA Agency wishes good luck to Sophie for the Final

Grace joins LTA

LTA Agency are excited to announce signing a representation agreement with the young Ghanaian National Team midfielder Grace Asantewaa

Until now, the 19-year-old exciting midfielder has made her entire career in her home country. Former player of Hasaacas Ladies, Grace currently plays with Ampem Darkoa Ladies that she helped for their first ever league trophy in 2015 and another one in 2016. For those same seasons, they also won the Cup.

Grace has represented Ghana at the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France. She was adjudged the best player in Ghana’s 1-0 win over New Zealand in the final group game, thus becomes the only Ghanaian to have been named the most valuable player in a game at this year’s competition. Key midfielder of the youth national team, she has been also Capped with Under 16, 17 and 18.
She represented Ghana with the senior National Team in the last edition of the African Women Cup of Nations hosted in her country in November 2018.

LTA Agency are pleased to welcome such a promising young player like Grace and look forward to a long and successful relationship with her.

Aïssata Traoré aide le Mali à se qualifier pour le 2è tour des éliminatoires des Jeux Olympiques 2020

Les Aigles Dames du Mali ont disputé leur match retour dimanche passé contre les Lionnes de l’Atlas du Maroc, une partie qui s’est soldée par un match nul (2-2). Ayant remporté le match Aller par 3 buts à 1 à domicile, le Mali a obtenu dimanche son pass pour l’étape suivante des éliminatoires des Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo.

La joueuse professionnelle du Beşiktaş, Aïssata Traoré une des héroïnes de cette qualification, a marqué un but au match aller. Elle est aussi l’auteure du penalty et d’une passe décisive au match retour.

Le Mali rencontrera la Côte d’Ivoire au second tour des éliminatoires qui se joueront du 26 Août – 3 Septembre 2019.

LTA Agency félicite et souhaite à Aïssata ainsi qu’à toutes les Aigles Dames bonne chance pour les matchs futurs.

LTA Agency are delighted to announce signing a representation agreement with Refiloe Jane, vice-captain of South Africa Women’s National Team – Banyana Banyana

Well known as Fifinho, the midfield maestro Refiloe, 26, has most recently played for an Australian W-League outfit Canberra United, which is her first international club.

Prior to the W-League, the Banyana Banyana star spent her career in her home country where she played for the Vaal University of Technology, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies F.C. and Colchester Ladies F.C.

Despite her young age, the bright midfielder has already earned 106 caps for South Africa Senior Women’s National team scoring 12 goals and captaining the side on a number of occasions. She helped Banyana Banyana to reach the final of last year’s African Cup of Nations held in Ghana. She has also featured at the 2014 African Women’s Championship in Namibia, the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 2012 London Olympics, as well the 2012 African Women’s Championship where South Africa also reached the final, and took part in multiple other international competitions.

Refiloe is widely expected to represent her country as one of the leaders of the team in the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, the historic first appearance for Banyana Banyana at the summit of the International Women’s Football.

She joins a fellow South Africa international, Leandra Smeda, who is also represented by LTA Agency.

LTA Agency are very pleased to join forces with such a talented player and a natural leader as Refiloe Jane and look forward to a long and successful relationship with her.