SA QUIN­TET IM­PRESS IN ENG­LAND

Soccer Laduma - - Siyagobhoza -

Five young South Africans are cur­rently train­ing in Eng­land as they look to pur­sue their dreams of play­ing foot­ball over­seas, and the teenagers look to have been do­ing well so far.

Katlego Moela, Tokollo Sha­bangu, Luthando Nkosi, Thembi Mkhwanazi and Kha­belo Thaledi are all cur­rently in Eng­land as part of the UK PRO Academy pro­gramme, and it ap­pears that one of them in par­tic­u­lar has al­ready im­pressed people in the UK.

Ku­dak­washe Ka­sun­zuma, of LeZ Sports Man­age­ment, ex­plained the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion to the Siya crew.

Ka­sun­zuma said, “The boys played their first game on Mon­day, and they won 4-2 against i2i In­ter­na­tional Foot­ball Academy... They’re find­ing it tough as the weather is against them, and the phys­i­cal­ity of most of their op­po­nents is ex­treme, but they are cop­ing and adapt­ing well.

“We have al­ready started re­ceiv­ing in­ter­est for one of our boys from an English League One team, but for their academy side.”

Sha­bangu, Nkosi, Mkhwanazi and Thaledi are all 18 years old cur­rently, while Moela is the baby of the group at just 15 years old, and all five of them will be ea­ger to try and achieve their dream of mak­ing it as pro­fes­sional foot­ballers.

The young­sters have un­til January to leave their mark in Eng­land be­fore they re­turn to South Africa and con­tinue their mis­sion to break through into the pro­fes­sional ranks in the fu­ture.

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