Orlando Pirates youngster, Nhlakanipho Ntuli, will begin training with the FC Twente youth on Monday, after returning to Holland.
Soccer-Laduma revealed recently that the Dutch team had requested that the 17-year-old joined up with the club sooner than expected as they look to prepare him for a full-time contract once he turns 18.
Ntuli, thought to be one of the brightest young talents in South African football, is currently being co-developed by both Pirates and Twente, although flew out to Europe last week to undergo training there.
Now the player has told Soccer-Laduma that he’s looking forward to his first training session later today, and is also likely to turn out for the club’s U19 side this seek.
The attacking midfielder said, “I will start training today, I’ve been to watch the U19s against Ajax and the guys were happy to see me back. I’m going to be training with the reserves, but this week I’ll be with the U19s because they want me to play in a friendly against a Japanese side on Wednesday night.”
Ntuli, who has captained South Africa at U17 level, will sign a professional contract with ‘The Tukkers’ when he turns 18 in February of 2014.