Three SuperSport United players, Nelson Maluleke, Safwan Hendriks and Jake Aresti, will leave for Holland this weekend to undergo trials with PEC Zwolle.
Zwolle, who have shown a keen interest in South African football of late, signing Kamohelo Mokotjo from Feyenoord before selling him to FC Twente, while Fagrie Lakay also spent time training with them last year.
Maluleke, 17, who recently captained Amajimbos at the U17 World Cup in Chile, is the most experienced of the three players, while Hendriks and Aresti have both been part of Matsatsantsa’s U17 side.
SuperSport’s academy manager, Giancarlo Ballossini, told the club’s official website, “This is pivotal in the next stage of development. Phumelela help us scout and develop these players now it’s up to us to expose them onto the world’s leading stages.
“Overseas travel serves both an educational purpose as well as the players can assess for themselves the level of opposition and where they need to be and what deficiencies to work on. This will be the first of many overseas tours for Academy players and acts as a motivation for other academy players as well.”
The three players will spend just under two weeks in the Netherlands, starting their trial on November 30th and ending on December 12th.