South African FIFA star, Kaylan Moodley, finished in the top four of the FIFA 20 Summer Cup Middle East & Africa leg.
The tournament featured eight competitors, with only three African participants in Kaylan, xKandil_ (Egypt) and Ramy (Egypt).
The two African players were pitted against one another in the first round, with Kaylan progressing on a 2-1 aggregate win over the two matches.
The South African would then suffer defeat to the eventual tournament winner, Msdossary, in the second round. The 3-2 aggregate loss put him into the lower round, where he beat xKandil 1-0 on aggregate to qualify for the final stage.
Turkey's Mert AL faced Kaylan in Lower Round won, and secured a 1-0 win in the first game before knocking the South African out with a 2-1 victory in the second match (3-1 on aggregate). Mert AL then dispatched his compatriot Isopowerr 6-2 to book a place in the final.
One of the region’s biggest stars, Msdossary of Saudia Arabia, had beaten Isopowerr 5-2 on aggregate earlier to book his spot in the final.
Kaylan's fourth-place finish was enough to secure a decent $2500 prize (R42 000), while the tournament winner claimed $10 000 (R172 000).
The two Turkish competitors also claimed a tidy sum with $7500 (R129 000) going to Mert AL, and $5000 (R86 000) being awarded to Isopowerr.