Time for teens, says Shakes

2014-09-26 00:00

SHAKES Mashaba has explained why he handed a Bafana Bafana call-up to Fagrie Lakay, stating that it is time that South Africa also has teenage stars in CAF competitions.

Lakay — who was born on May 31, 1997 — is a schoolboy who plays for Santos in the National First Division, and is the youngest player in the national U20 squad, which has qualified for next year’s CAF African Youth Championship finals.

“Let me talk about Fagrie Lakay,” said Mashaba.

He said that Lakay played in the national U17 squad where he scored the winning goal in the final. Now in the U20s, he is doing very well. Mashaba said that the exposure will prepare Lakay for the future.

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