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SA centre-back Ayanda Nkili signs for Swedish club Oregro SK

Posted: 20 February 2013 Time: 13:32

The Stars of Africa Academy – where respected local coach and analyst Farouk Khan is a director – has exported yet another player abroad in Ayanda Nkili.

The centre-back has completed his move to join Swedish Second Division club Orebro SK after local clubs ignored his talents.

Nkili is already in Sweden with Orebro – who were relegated from the top division last season – preparing for the start of the new campaign which kicks off at the beginning of April.

The 22-year-old has already agreed terms on his contract with Orebro, paving way for him to start off his career in Europe.

KickOff.com has been told by officials at the academy that Nkili is a future Bafana Bafana centre-back as he is an amazing talent who local clubs have ignored owing to that he has no experience in the PSL.

Stars of Africa Academy already have another three players plying their trade in Sweden in May Mahlangu, Tokelo Rantie and Bradley Ralani.

Mahlangu and Rantie, who were in Bafana’s Africa Cup of Nations squad, both moved to Sweden without having played professional football in South Africa, though the latter then came back for a brief spell at Orlando Pirates before returning to Europe.

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Previous comments on this story...

Jeff01
posted: 01:37 pm
Talent for sho
Bin Laden
posted: 02:00 pm
OKay, is sound good to me
MAMINZELA
posted: 02:08 pm
Farouk is indeed reviving Bafana Bafana
His Players will dominate BB in the next 10 years like the Asec Mimosa development has done for Ivory Coast
Anti-Zebra
posted: 02:08 pm
Ha ha ha ha ha Why do people always think that a player is a 'sure' talent when he signs for an overseas club?
Football Fanatic
posted: 02:15 pm
Good for development,he can come handy in the future and partner Mathoho,Matlaba,Mabaso/Moleko in Bafana Bafana.Nut for soccer aspirations, he must forget about playing in top 5 Europeans countries,if the Sweddish player of the year can't get a contract with the Top 5,he must just forget.
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 02:48 pm
does he look 22? just asking.
candyman
posted: 03:29 pm
@anti-zebra i dont think we are sure he is good bcoz he is playing in europe bt u will notice that players who never played in the psl are doing far better than our local lads bcoz there ar no home comforts ther they hv to work hard to play and iziphazamiso are few look @ guys like may,ayanda patosi, dino ndlovu,rantie,...these guys are gonna feature in big leagues in the future coz they learn discipline in europe....and look @ local players who hv been 'young stars' 4 eva.....masango,erusmus,drogba,....guys like lebese hv been @kc 4 mant yrs bt they dont fight hard enough to be regurlars...our local lads are too complacent and lazy
KOIYOKO
posted: 03:59 pm
Gone are the days when Bafana Bafana used to be dorminated by Jomo's products. Soon Farouk Khan's players will be making all the headlines !
PapaJujuju
posted: 04:23 pm
Well said Candyman
Ntlakuso
posted: 07:26 pm
22 should stop being called young star. Call him another product. I wish we could have football matured boys at 17 and 18.
candyman
posted: 08:16 pm
@anonymus u damn right bru youngsters are the likes of rahim sterling,kgosi nthle (@peterborough)17,18 yr olds....matlaba @25 is stll refered to as a youngster in this country!
ciroc lyfstyle
posted: 08:22 pm
He is 22 I don't see how that makes him a young ster
one man gang
posted: 10:31 pm
In the mood to insult these south african bastards. They keep coming to our site to say stuff. Imagine these slaves celebrating mediocrity. Go and develop your league.
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