Youngsters set to light up PSL this season
SuperSport United midfielder Sipho Mbule has caught the eye in the opening matches of the 2019/2020 Absa Premiership season.
Mbule, 21, played just four matches last term and has already featured in six during this campaign, which indicates that he may have a far better season this time.
Last season saw the likes of AmaZulu left back Sibusiso Mabiliso (20), Baroka striker Jemondre Dickens (21) and Cape Town City defender Keanu Cupido (21) - among others, being given a chance by their respective clubs.
Injuries have slowed down the progress of the likes of Kaizer Chiefs duo, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Happy Mashiane.
But there's always a youngster somewhere who's keen to take his chance. Sowetan picks the young stars who may shine this season.
(Kaizer Chiefs, 21)
The former Bidvest Wits defender appears to be making the right-back position his own, having pushed aside Bafana Bafana international Ramahlwe Mphahlele. Frosler, who's come through the junior national team ranks, is not only a fine defender, but also makes forward runs that result in some good crosses. The Port Elizabeth-born footballer has earned rave reviews from the Amakhosi faithful and those are not the easiest following to please. It's a challenge for Frosler to maintain the consistency.
(Orlando Pirates, 19)
It's certainly not been the easiest of starts for the utility player, who was promoted from Bucs' youth academy. Monyane has found himself in defensive mix ups that have resulted in Pirates conceding goals. Monyane, however, is one for the future. Having played as a striker in the Multichoice Diski Challenge (MDC) and the SA U20 national team, he's played as a right back for Pirates' senior side.
(SuperSport United, 21)
With three games already this season, he's slowly emerging. The former Stellenbosch midfielder made 11 appearances last season and like Mbule, it's all up to him to step up his game and shine in the top-flight. To prove his ability, he's previously starred for Bafana Bafana in the Cosafa Cup.
In his third PSL season, the Bakgaga midfielder has continued to show his worth in the top-flight. Mosele may not have all the attention because he's in the books of an unfashionable club, but that doesn't mean he's not a quality player. Keep an eye on him.
(SuperSport United, 20)
The Zambian's season will depend on which position he plays this season. He's played mostly as a right-back, but he scored many goals in his home country for Power Dynamos as a forward.