SA wonderkid lauded after PSL debut


SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo has showered praise on youngster Oswin Appolis after he made an exciting PSL debut against Stellenbosch.

The 18-year-old, who was the youngest member of the South Africa under-20 squad at the World Cup in Poland at just 17, hit the post against Stellies after cutting inside from the right onto his left foot.

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"I think he did well with the few minutes he played and with a little bit of luck he could have scored," the coach added.

"He is young and we wanted to give him a chance and show that if he keeps working hard, he will get more opportunities."

Meanwhile, Tembo has expressed concern over the fitness level of attacking midfielder Thabo Mnyamane.

The former University of Pretoria player made his first appearance for United this season against Stellies following a long spell out due to injury.

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Tembo believes it will take a little bit of time for the former AmaTuks goalscorer to get back to his best due to a lack of fitness.

"Thabo needs more game-time. He is still way behind in terms of game-time," said Tembo.

"He lacks fitness but you can see his little bit of quality especially when he gets the ball, but I knew he is very unfit [at the moment]."