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Pirates Young Star Credits Prof

Professor Lauded For Orlando Pirates Young Star Progress

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 05, 2017 04:35 PM

Orlando Pirates’ Lyle Foster is crediting his mentor and the club’s Head of Youth, Augusto ‘Prof’ Palacios, for the progress he has made in his career.

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Foster is making a name for himself in Milutin Sredojevic’s Bucs team, wearing the number 20 jersey, which was previously worn by former club captain, Oupa Manyia.

In a recent Absa Premiership match against Cape Town City, where Bucs recorded an emphatic 1-0 win over Benni McCarthy’s side, Foster was the provider of an assist for the goal scored by Thabo Qalinge. The 17-year-old has since explained the role played by Palacios in his career. 

“I have to thank God for sending me a father and a mentor like that. He’s just been a fantastic guy. I mean, I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor. I thank him for everything that I have today because he believed in me and I am happy that I have not disappointed him yet. He taught me discipline on and off the field, character and mental strength. Besides the football aspects, he is immaculate about off-the-field stuff as well. He taught me about hanging with the right people… everything surrounding a football lifestyle for a professional. I think because of his guidance, I was well prepared for when the time came for me to be where I am,” Foster told Soccer Laduma.

Former Pirates stars such as Lebohang Mokoena and the late Gift Leremi also came through Palacios’ mentorship at the Soweto giants. Foster has discussed how he got to work under the esteemed Peruvian mentor and development coach at a young age.

“At the age of 11, I went on trial at the Augusto Palacios Apprentice Academy and from there I was in the Orlando Pirates set-up. I made my way to the senior team through every rank possible – from the U13s to the MDC team,” concluded Foster.

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Edition 1043 of Soccer Laduma has an exclusive double page spread with the South Africa national U20 young star.     

Click for images for some of former football stars that came through Pirates' development 

 


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Mcadamz Joined: 28 Jun 2016
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Mcadamz Oct 10, 2017 06:42 AM
I think it is too much now, the media must leave the young man alone now, too much exposure will destroy the boy. He has not done anything to wrote home about yet. There is a young boy Peters who is so good though playing in mdc bt nothing is said abt him
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ZunguSox Oct 06, 2017 11:07 AM
OKY well done boy, now it time to prove your self on the field of play not on media so plz leave media n focus on your talent and make us Happy maannnnnn!!
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Khosi-Koi Oct 06, 2017 09:16 AM
As for Foster, the Media will kill him if he is not well managed. They always talking about him, he even went to SS's show on the day of his promotional, they putting a lot of unnecessary pressure on the boy. I hope his agent is matured.
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Khosi-Koi Oct 06, 2017 09:11 AM
Where is Walaza? I liked that player, can anyone tell where that boy is
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ksleg Oct 06, 2017 08:28 AM
A good player who still has a lot to learn, but he has age on his side for that i wish him all the best
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musah005 Oct 06, 2017 06:45 AM
If there is someone who can spot talent,it's Njenje
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Alie555 Oct 06, 2017 12:46 AM
Walaza was a gem
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MR E Oct 05, 2017 11:35 PM
He's overated hope he will be like mokoena, makhanya, leremi, walaza!
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Sengiboy Oct 05, 2017 07:49 PM
lebogang mikoena, senzo meyiwa, kelebogile mabe, Brighton mhlongo, siyabonga nkosi, tsepiso chabalala,
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Always a way Oct 05, 2017 06:17 PM
Njenje should consider retirement before soccer kill him as it'll give him real death as Thobejane said
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THE NK Oct 05, 2017 04:47 PM
Nice one.
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TBS Oct 05, 2017 04:40 PM
Good.

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