English Duo Land On SAFA’s Radar, PSL Move On The Cards?
The South African Football Association has been made aware of two more players playing in England that could be future prospects for Bafana Bafana.
Brothers, Max and Alex Macmillan, were born in England but are both eligible to turn out for South Africa due to their parentage, with their grandfather being former Pretoria Callies coach, Trevor Macmillan, and their dad being a South African himself.
After being made aware of the pair, who have been playing for Leeds United and Grimsby Town, the Siya crew got in touch with Siyavuma Sports Group, who confirmed their eligibility and explained that one of them could even be on his way to the Absa Premiership in the not-so-distant future.
SSG explained, “Both Alex and Max are clients of our partner in London, Base Soccer. It was brought to our attention that both of them qualify for South Africa, and it’s something we’re looking at.
“Max is doing really well at Leeds United and is a strong striker, and Alex is a very good up and down right back that’s just done his two years at Grimsby while playing for both the U23s and U21s, as well as training with the first team.
“Both players, through their dad – who is South African – qualify, and we may look at an opportunity for Alex to come and play in the PSL now that he’s 18 and can move.”