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SA Youngster Signs In Spain

South African-born Thabang Maponya has signed a professional contract with one of Spain’s third tier clubs.

The 21-year-old midfielder is a product of the FootballCV Academy, which is based in Stamford, England, and caters for football development while also providing the players with educational qualifications.

The player has since secured a chance at professional European football without coming through the ranks of South Africa’s top flight, or any of the lower leagues.

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Caudal Deportivo, a club in Spain’s third tier league, announced the signing of Maponya on Tuesday.

Deportivo is currently in 15th place on the league table after 25 matches played.

Maponya now joins a list of many South African youngsters currently plying their trade abroad, including Haashim Domingo, Luther Singh and Liam Jordan (all in Portugal).

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