One South African was selected for The Guardian's "60 of the best young talents in world football" list.
The renowned English publication recently published a list of 60 wonderkids born in 1999, and Bidvest Wits striker Shungu Dutiro made the cut.
The Guardian’s selection was based on recommendations by local journalists from selected countries and Soccer Laduma's Joe Crann picked South Africa's best young talent born in 1999.
"Dutiro has been slowly making a name for himself in South African football, and last year – aged 16 – he won the best striker, top goalscorer and best player awards at the Engen Knockout Challenge," the article read.
"In 2016, the striker claimed the Golden Boot in the Future Champions tournament involving clubs such as Atletico Madrid – who he scored against – and Torino, earning himself a professional contract with Wits and a spot in their first-team squad.
"Although he is yet to make his senior debut, early signs are that he will at some stage this season, and bright things are expected."
Dutiro is listed among a host of very talented players, with AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, the 17-year-old whose club performances earned him an Italy call-up, being arguably the biggest name.
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