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Promising South African Born Thuto Mojanaga Turns Out in the Colours of the Netherlands and Feyenoord
- The name Thuto Mojanaga is not one you'd expect to see on the teamsheet for a Dutch national side
- Yet the South African-born youngster is already making waves out in the Netherlands
- Mojanaga recently signed his first professional contract with Eredivisie club Feyenoord
Another promising young South African footballer has chosen the Netherlands to further his career.
Thuto Mojanaga recently signed his first professional contract with Dutch Eredivisie club Feyenoord. He has already represented the Netherlands at the youth level.
According to the Netherlands Posts, Mojanaga's contract will run until the middle of 2025. The 15-year-old Mojanaga, who has both Dutch and South African parents, started his football career with Supersport United FC.
He played in Matsatsantsa's youth academy until 2018. At the age of 12 he made the switch to the Netherlands and became a youth player at PEC Zwolle. He started playing for Feyenoord's development teams in the summer of 2021, with the midfielder now playing for the club's Under-16 team.
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Speaking about this life-changing moment in his nascent career, Mojanaga said:
"It is very nice that my family could be present at this signing. My brother is a big fan of the club and walks around in his Feyenoord shirt all day. I think I can learn a lot from my trainers Brian Pinas and Robin van Persie this season. It’s great that, with all their experience in professional football, they are my trainers."
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Great things are expected of Luphumlo Sifumba.
The 17-year-old Cape Town City rising star has been rated currently as one of the most promising youngsters on the planet.
Respected United Kingdom publication The Guardian published 'Next Generation 2022: 60 of the Best Young talents in World Football' which included the 17-year-old, Sports Brief reported. The report focuses on players who were born in 2005 or more recently - within reason.
It was reported that Sifumba had signed on with American sports agency Roc Nation, which has the likes of Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku in its stable.