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Ayanda Patosi signs with Belgian side Lokeren

Posted: 23 May 2011 Time: 21:11

South African playmaker Ayanda Patosi has signed a four-year deal with Belgian top-flight side Lokeren. 

Patosi, who was developed by the African Soccer Development academy in Cape Town, was chosen as the best player at the recent Bayhill tournament and is described as one of the best talents to come out of South Africa.   Lokeren say they beat off the challenge of several other teams to secure his signature.    “He is a very exciting prospect who could have gone to a bigger team,” explained Lokeren's Willy Reynders. “But the African Soccer Development academy in Cape Town has decided to pick us because of our youth development and the possibility of further co-operation between us.”   Lokeren have also taken winger Ebrahim Seedat from ASD, who were surprise runners up at the Easter tournament in Cape Town and beat several youth sides from top PSL clubs.   Seedat, who has signed a two-year deal with an option for another two years, is a player in the Franklin Cale mould while Patosi is a much more cultured footballer, who many observers in the Mother City suggest could become a second Thulani Serero.   The ASD academy has its first team coach by former PE Blackpool and Wits University midfielder Dougie Willams.   It is owned by Englishman Mike Steptoe, whose son is an agent and who has investors that include for Arsenal and England star Ian Wright. 

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

Joe Mase...
posted: 11:04 pm
hope you make us proud....ntwana!!!
hope those Europeans coaches give you a fair chance to develop into a good player!!!!!
tweede!!!
KidKudu7
posted: 06:20 am
Good luck to our boys...
Gucci Man
posted: 08:01 am
Good for our youngsters. I hope this African Soccer Development academy will not operate like these agents from North African countries , sending our youngsters to overseas teams then they change their nationanlity and represent European national teams after spending 5-10 yrs there , like what is happening to Ghana,Senegal and Cote'Iviour
Skepe Mketule
posted: 08:08 am
Gucci Man: 2011-05-24 08:01

give them a chance too, to play for under 23s n BB, stop ignoring them because they didnt play for Cheaps/Pierates like you did with Ngcongca whom today you are jealous of
gwanyana
posted: 09:27 am
sam: 2011-05-24 08:08 [ Report ]

Gucci Man: 2011-05-24 08:01

give them a chance too, to play for under 23s n BB, stop ignoring them because they didnt play for Cheaps/Pierates like you did with Ngcongca whom today you are jealous of

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@ Sam did you even border to try and pay attention on what Gucci Man was saying or you wanted to strangle him or you just ignorant????????

Good point there Gucci Man We sick and and tied of African players leave their countries of birth to play for adopted counties like portugal, france england, Germany, etc. We know that it has become a norm around the world but a large number of players who are doing it are from Africa

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Mr. Knowit All
posted: 06:01 pm
Seriously now! Why are these players overlooked at national U20 level?
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