Dual Olympic champion Caster Semenya could exchange her jogging shoes for football boots as early as a year ago following the 28-year-old signed for Southern African American women’s club JVW FC. The Southern African athlete won’t be able to shield her 800 metres title in the world championships later this month following the Swiss Federal Tribunal reversed a judgment that temporarily raised testosterone regulations imposed by her.
Her most recent move indicates that Semenya could be preparing for a career out of sports.
“I am thankful for this opportunity and I love the support and love that I get from the group.
Though Semenya won’t be enrolled for the recent SAFA Sasol League year, she’ll continue to train together with JVW in prep for a 2020 introduction in the nation’s top tier.
Semenya is appealing that the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s judgment that encouraged regulations introduced by the game’s governing body, the IAAF.
“I’m absolutely recognized that out of all of the other women’s clubs across the globe, she’s picked JVW since the club at which she’d love to begin showcasing her soccer abilities,” she explained.
“I look forward to her working with Coach Ciara (Picco) and also our first team where I am convinced she’ll muster up and get prepared to play 2020.”
Semenya isn’t the first athlete in recent days to attempt and kick-start a football career, together with Olympic sprint winner Usain Bolt procuring a trial in Australian costume Central Coast Mariners this past year.