Mashigo, 17, makes debut in Germany

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South African teenager Boipelo Mashigo made his long-awaited professional debut for SpVgg Unterhaching on Wednesday evening.

Mashigo, 17, joined the Liga 3 side two years ago after impressing at the DFI Bad Aibling boarding school he joined after leaving SuperSport United's youth academy.

The technically gifted left-footed winger, who's also comfortable as a number 10 has made rapid progression within their academy system leading him to regular call-ups to first-team training over the past 12 months.

And on Wednesday evening he was rewarded for his consistency with a first-team debut as a half-time substitute in the third-tier of German football under head coach Arie van Lent.

Whilst he was on the end of 2-0 defeat against Dynamo Dresden, Mashigo impressed with silky touches and direct running which is likely to do his reputation no harm at the Munich-based outfit.

"BP is definitely one of our top talents," the club's sporting director Claus Schromm said.

"He has an incredible understanding of the game, coupled with very good technique. His promising debut underscores the Hachinger way."

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