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Moleko, Hamad and Mdluli - look out for these three talents

By unknown | Apr 20, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Remember these three names - Khotso Moleko, Jessie Hamad and Khumbulane Mdluli; they will soon be on the lips of almost everybody in local soccer circles.

The trio were the talk of town in Bloemfontein during the week-long SAB Under-21 National Championships, which ended on Saturday.

Striker Moleko and defender Hamad were influential members of the victorious Free State team, with striker Mdluli representing Limpopo.

Mdluli, originally from KwaZulu-Natal, won three Match of the Match awards during their games and was deservedly chosen Player of the Tournament.

Talent scouts from as far as Cape Town, Johannesburg and Tshwane were seen all over the three boys, and their coaches exchanged phone numbers after the games.

"There are some brilliant youngsters here that we are targeting, but I cannot reveal names at this stage. Watch the space," said Harris Choeu of Mamelodi Sundowns.

Prominent development coach, Floyd Mogale said: "It's been incredible here in Bloemfontein, we are also after the signatures of several boys.

Pitso Mosimane, Bafana Bafana assistant coach, was also seen taking the contact details of some of the youngsters.

"We need to come up with national teams after all the Safa competitions, those boys must have training camps during the schools holidays.

"A coach has to be identified and work with those boys, there will always be a pool of players when our teams are lacking in some of the departments."

In other individual awards, Richard Steyn of Northern Cape received the Goalkeeper of the Tournament.

Free State's Queen Modutwane got the Coach of the Tournament award, Gaswell Ndaba was named Referee of the Tournament and Assistance Tsakela was awarded Assistant Referee of the Tournament.


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