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Domestic football has for years imported Brazilians, especially through the PSL years, with some of them going on to play in the First Division. Though there is no disputing Brazil’s standing in the global game, some of the quality that has found its way to

South Africa has been questionab­le. Most of the Brazilians coming into the PSL have struggled to last three years, with only a handful like Nascimento stretching their time up to five years. “I enjoyed my time in South Africa and even scored a goal that won us a trophy,” says Vinicius da Silva, who netted the goal that won Moroka Swallows the 2009 Nedbank Cup. Just like plenty of his Brazilian colleagues, Da Silva was forever in need of medical attention and didn’t even play in the last of his two

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