South Africa striker Thembi Kgatlana fires Beijing Phoenix into Chinese Women's Championship semi-final

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The 23-year-old increased her goal tally to three in four games as she powered her side to the last four of the competition

South Africa international Themi Kgatlana scored a late winner to fire Beijing Phoenix to the Chinese Women's Football Championship semi-final on Tuesday.

A 1-0 win over Shandong in the quarter-final saw Beijing Phoenix reach the last four of the domestic women's football competition.

The 23-year-old forward came on at the start of the first half and powered home a strike reminiscent of her goal against Nigeria in Ghana that was voted Caf Goal of the Year 2018.

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Kgatlana's goal was her third in four matches since joining from Houston Dash in March.

Meanwhile, her Banyana Banyana compatriot Linda Motlhalo played the full 90 minutes of the match.

The win will see Kgatlana and Motlhalo's Beijing face Chinese Women's Super League champions Dalian Quanjian in the semi-final on Friday.

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