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Palacious: Foster Is Showing Maturity

Augusto Palacios hails Foster's maturity levels

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 13, 2018 12:42 PM

Lyle Foster’s recent performance for Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup last 32 clash against Ajax Cape Town was a display of a striker who is far beyond his age, this according to development mentor, Augusto Palacios. 

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The 17-year-old was given a brief runout against Ajax when he was brought in for the two-goal hero Bernard Morrison. Foster quickly got involved in the match and had several chances to score. However. It was some of his hold up and combination play that has evoked praise from Palacious.

“Lyle showed maturity in the game. He showed different dimensions to game in the 10 minutes he played. He can hold up the ball like a classic number nine, but his speed means he can also run in behind defenders,” said Palacious.

“He wasn’t given much time to play but in the little he was given, he did a lot and gave Pirates mobility and speed up front. The decision-making like when to pass and when to shoot will develop with time but what he showed really made me happy. 

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“Players like Foster show what can be done when clubs believe in their young talents. I have always believed that players should be making their professional debuts in the senior team at 17 and 18-year-old.  Unfortunately, at this age our players are still playing at development level and only make their professional debuts at 23 or 24-years old,” added the development mentor. 

Foster has nine league appearances and one start as he continues to establish himself in the Bucs team. 


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the rocker Feb 14, 2018 11:37 AM
Thts ma boi I always call for him @ stadium nge Sgubhu
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Bongz4bucs.. Feb 13, 2018 03:37 PM
Im still expecting more from you boy ...keep working hard show us more
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Flash Mabuza Feb 13, 2018 03:03 PM
9 games , 1 start and counting....not too bad , plus he has a goal nogal ... in due time my boy in due time , keep your head down and keep playing your style , you'll come right in no time
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Schakos Feb 13, 2018 02:42 PM
He will get better with time no doubt about it
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Bridgertte Layun. Feb 13, 2018 02:38 PM
@zebras is useless,,OK ek verstaan (I understand)
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chiefs is useless Feb 13, 2018 02:17 PM
@Bridgertte Layun. Kikikikikiki I was an amateur all my football career so I will not boast much
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chiefs is useless Feb 13, 2018 02:16 PM
@blackmeteor I choose school over football and I don't regret it mybe I wouldn't even have made it to NFD. So no thanks
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Mtwesi Feb 13, 2018 01:58 PM
This boy is good like Kermit erusmas
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@chiefs is useless Have you offered your services to your beloved?
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Bridgertte Layun. Feb 13, 2018 01:50 PM
@zebras is useless,,,ek pla jou net( I'm just teasing you) ha ha haaaa
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Bridgertte Layun. Feb 13, 2018 01:46 PM
@blackmeteor,,ja and they can't even coach an amateur team in their respective kasis
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chiefs is useless Feb 13, 2018 01:40 PM
@Bridgertte Layun. kikikikiki My dunus queen i was a prolific soccer player .versatile player i still play soccer but im not as sharp as i was when i was still a youngster .... i dont just love soccer i know it way too well..
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@Bridgertte Layun. Some of our members are soccer legends..............in their own minds.
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nazzi the second Feb 13, 2018 01:29 PM
he caused problems for all those madalas he played with, we need to give him more game time
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Bridgertte Layun. Feb 13, 2018 01:21 PM
@zebras is useless,,,you never played football wena cow don't lie to us
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lmbuyeleni Feb 13, 2018 01:19 PM
At Pirates we have matured players not your mediocre ones.Since the days of Krol you were pushing raw players to 1st team which Krol did not entertain and you backstabbed him and his contract was not renewed.As a result Pirates is like this because of you and your Scrimas Palacious.Don't feed our coaches with players that are not good for our team.We know what you are doing there.
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Delaronzo Feb 13, 2018 01:19 PM
@KHOSIVICHI Cant wait for this so called cow to finish you and principal SK
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His the one of mzansi future star
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chiefs is useless Feb 13, 2018 01:09 PM
Too matured for a 17 year old . he reminds me of myself back in the days damn
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