Orlando Pirates' Lyle Foster focused amid global attention
Posted: 10 October 2017 Time: 14:35
Orlando Pirates teenager Lyle Foster says he feels honoured to be named amongst the top 60 young talents in the world by The Guardian, a UK-based publication.
The 17-year-old has played three times for Pirates this campaign following his promotion to the first team in the off-season under new coach Milutin Sredojevic.
Foster is grateful for the recognition but is keeping things in perspective.
The Amajita international told his club's website: “It is an honour to be mentioned amongst some of the best young talents in the world, but in saying so these are merely opinions and not facts so I don’t get too excited about it.
“There’s still a lot of work to be done from my side and this is where my main focus resides. I want to work to one day prove I should be amongst the best based on my achievements with the team and my individual accolades.
“I would like to thank the chairman Dr Khoza and both coach Micho and coach Rhulani [Mokwena] for the opportunity they have given me to play at the highest level, and for showing faith in my abilities at such a young age.”