Absa Premiership

Mahlambi warned to stay grounded

Phakamani Mahlambi (Supplied)
Phakamani Mahlambi (Supplied)

Cape Town - Phakamani Mahlambi's agent Glyn Binkin has urged the Bidvest Wits wonderkid to stay grounded, following an explosive start to his professional career.

The 18-year old attacker was hailed as a talent 'better than Benni McCarthy' by coach Gavin Hunt after his debut in the start of the Premiership campaign and has gone on to score four goals and grab two assists in six games so far.

The Wits attacker was subsequently called up to represent South Africa in the African Under-23 Cup of Nations and impressed with his direct running and ability to beat defenders.

Binkin has confirmed rumours of interest from overseas, but says the player is fully focused on his role at Wits and continuing the bright start to his career.

"It is true that we have had a lot of interest from leading European territories in Phakamani over the past few months, and in particular following his performances at the Under 23 African Cup of Nations," he told Soccer Laduma.

"Having said this, Phakamani is well aware of his focus at the moment and remains committed to Bidvest Wits for the foreseeable future. He has been playing in the PSL for less than six months and is only 18-years-old, so needs to keep grounded and remain focused.

"His job is to focus and deliver on the field of play and allow myself and Bidvest Wits to worry about any interest in him, but I am very confident that, when the time is right for all parties, he will move abroad," Binkin concluded.