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SAFA Not Interested In Dutch Goal-Machine?

Dutch goal machine, Lars Veldwijk, told Soccer Laduma in March that he is keen to play for Bafana Bafana, but his agent now revealed not much has happened since.

Read: ‘I Want To Play For Bafana’

The 24-year-old, whose father was born in South Africa, has scored 14 goals and assisted a further eight in the Dutch Eredivisie this season.

However, his agent Fardy Bachim told the Siya crew that there has been no progress on getting Veldwijk’s citizenship situation sorted.

“Somebody called me once, but after that no action from the federation,” he said.

“It’s still the same. I don’t think they want him or put in a real effort to get more information about the boy. I don’t know.”

Veldwijk himself has never actually lived in South Africa, but could become eligible to play for Bafana on the basis of his father’s citizenship.

He wouldn’t be the first international star to play for another country other than his home country, for example Diego Costa was born in Brazil and now represents Spain.

Read: Schut: Veldwijk Would Be Great For Bafana

Veldwijk originally hoped to be eligible for a call-up from Shakes Mashaba for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, but this seems unlikely at this stage.

Do you think SAFA should make an effort use this player, or focus on other options? Have your say in the comments section below.

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