Raised in the rural land of Harding in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Amanda has achieved what most young people in the rural areas can only dream of. Her first encounter with soccer was at the age of 11 as a spectator of informal games played in the township of Harding, she was later promoted from spectator to being the only girl on the team and she never looked back.
Amanda worked hard towards achieving her dream of playing in the women’s national team which came true in 2007 and she went on to Captain the team from 2010 – 2013.
She retired from Banyana Banyana earlier in 2018 after an illustrious career spanning 11 years where she earned 105 caps.
Amanda is passionate about empowering the youth and helping them realise their potential. When she isn’t on the field playing football she gives motivational talks to the youth and continues her work with the Amanda Dlamini Girls Foundation.
The Amanda Dlamini Girls Foundation mission is to inspire young girls to make their dreams come true irrespective of their backgrounds and circumstances, by creating an enabling environment that will allow them to be empowered through the use of sports and educational life skills.