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Maude Khu­malo spot­ted Faa-Iqah at open tri­als for Gaut­eng play­ers where other coaches were also scout­ing for play­ers in dif­fer­ent di­vi­sions. When she called Faa-Iqah to the squad, Khu­malo had no clue that her and Ju­naid were re­lated. The Baset­sana coach said FaaIqah’s flex­i­bil­ity, lightness and speed is what drew her to the player. “I wanted to see how she com­pares to other play­ers that I had picked from other provinces. I didn’t know that she was Ju­naid’s daugh­ter but it ex­plains her quick­ness. She is flex­i­ble. But you know that the de­vel­op­ment of a girl player takes longer but I can see now that there are sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween them. We can use her on the wing, even though there are cer­tain as­pects that need to be worked on. Her ba­sic skills are there, so too her ball-con­trol,” says Khu­malo.

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