SA prodigy lands next move abroad

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South African winger Timothy Muzie, who's been subject of interest from Ligue 1 side LOSC Lille, has earned a loan move from Maccabi Haifa.

Muzie, 19, was born in Israel to a South African mother and has attracted widespread interest since graduating from the academy system of the Israeli giants.

Having reached recorded speeds of 35 km/h in three league games, his playing style has earned comparisons to 2018 FIFA World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.

The teenager signed a five-year contract in March 2020 and this website understands Haifa rebuffed the advances of Lille due to the unique circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic and opted to ease him into the first-team.

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And, after five substitute appearances for the league leaders this season, Muzie, has been sent out on loan to domestic rivals Hapoel Kfar Saba, who are currently 10th in the 14-team division.

Despite being eligible to apply for citizenship since celebrating his 18th birthday, the pacey forward has not yet been cleared to represent Israel at senior international level.

KickOff.com has been informed that the Israeli FA are yet to receive feedback from South African authorities in order to begin the process of naturalisation which would allow Muzie to represent the Middle-Eastern nation.

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