Cape Town City Wunderkind 'Kaka' Rated Among the World's Most Talented Rising Stars

Cape Town City Wunderkind 'Kaka' Rated Among the World's Most Talented Rising Stars

  • A highly-respected publication in the United Kingdom has rated a promising South African youngster very highly
  • The Guardian has ranked Cape Town City player Luphumlo Sifumba among the best young talents on the planet
  • He is of such great promise that Roc Nation has brought him on board as one of its clients

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.

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Luphumlo 'Kaka' Siphamla is expected to go far in the future. Image source: @iDiskiTimes.
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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. The report focuses on players who were born in 2005 or more recently - within reason.

The article read with regard to 'Kaka' as he was nicknamed after the Brazilian legend:

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"Luphumlo Kaka Sifumba is a true prodigy of African football. The repeated failures of Bafana have left the rainbow nation in need of something to be excited about and Sifumba could develop into that player if he is looked after and nurtured in the right way."

Head of development at the Cityzens, Grant Veitch said of him:

“We believe he has the potential to play in Europe in the next few years.”

iDiski Times 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.

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Source: SportsBrief.com