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Palacious: We See Quality When It’s Late!

Augusto Palacious calls for PSL coaches to trust in younger players

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 28, 2018 07:34 PM

Youth and development football mentor Augusto Palacious believes that the South African football fans only get to enjoy talented players when they are much older.

The Orlando Pirates head of youth development speaks in light of the good displays that have been displayed by Bucs players such as Luvuyo Memela, Musa Nyatama and experienced midfielder Mpho Makola. 

Read: Bucs Still Keen On Wits Midfielder

“Unlike in Europe the South African public only see the best in players when they are much older. We see the quality when it’s too late,” says Palacious.

“A large number of our players only get discovered when they are in the late twenties and peak at this time or even in their thirties. 

“In Europe, it’s the direct opposite, players peak in their early twenties and by the time their late twenties and early thirties they’ve gained nearly 10-years as professionals. Think about players such as Memela and Makola, it would be very difficult to track their history and find out where they were playing 10-years ago,” highlights the development coach. 

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“Now both players are over the age of 30-years and they’ve only been playing their best football in the past four or five years which is far too short. This comes down to coaches and clubs needing to trust in younger players. 

“At the moment Lyle Foster remains one of the youngest footballers who is making serious headway but how many other 17-year-olds are making the same strides in the PSL and this is my point. Our coaches need to start believing in younger players for the sake of giving players longer careers as professionals,” concluded the Bucs youth mentor. 


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slivo ledimo Joined: 11 Sep 2016
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slivo ledimo Jan 30, 2018 05:43 PM
njenje"palacious.why always bring this matter when Bucs is doing good.is it a matter of jelouse or do you wish to sabotage our technical team like you guys always do.we are watching you
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Stuart Alois Jan 29, 2018 11:45 AM
@Phetso3 =Thats a very big problem, Erasmus is also one example whom i thought wl be big big fish bt he struggled. He went thru all the ranks n represented the nation frm U17 bt when it mattered most he didnt rise to the occasion. Motupa followin his path.
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bbs1977 Jan 29, 2018 11:38 AM
THULA WENA you failed us with flying colors and u made us a laughing-matter.
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Phetso3 Jan 29, 2018 10:46 AM
The problem with that is.... us south african players, we peak at a later stage and that has been a major problem. south african players when we are still in our teenage age we tend to be slow in maturing as a complete footballer and mature fully by around the age of 25 or 26 which is something that can be difficult for a coach to implement. I mean if a player is in development for about 7 to 10 ten years and gets drafted into the first team by the age of 17 or 18. most of us we struggle to addapt to the first team expectations up until we reach about 25 years. Sibeko at chiefs is one typical example, at pirates Tlou is an example,
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Mtwesi Jan 29, 2018 10:08 AM
OK coach got you.
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lmbuyeleni Jan 29, 2018 09:29 AM
We see what is there if its not there we can't see it finish and klaar.If its there at 46 like Tshabalala we can see it.Pardon me sir how old is Meyiwa?Iphi isencane le ngane madoda kudala siphela eNaturena.
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Jan 29, 2018 09:24 AM
SAFA must have time oneday day and go to PSL clubs and investigate this age cheating ,am telling you Cows such as RamaG have 5 certificates including Permits from Zimbabwe ,Mozambique ,Ghana etc real age 54 ....
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Faysal Jan 29, 2018 09:23 AM
Age cheaters fc
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Jan 29, 2018 09:21 AM
Cheater !
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Jan 29, 2018 09:20 AM
They forge our certificate ,let take your real name is Indidane Layun (19) ,they can change it to Bridgertte Olerilwe (14) in order to play in under 15 ...i know them very well ....And then scout take you as Bridgertte Olerilwe (14) ..then you come to twerk on our plasma TVs screen as a young 17/ 24 years old goat ,lier!!...
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Jan 29, 2018 09:13 AM
Foster ..26 ...wena Njenje I suggests you sit down and nurse your vertebral column
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Jan 29, 2018 09:11 AM
How old is Ngezane ? 28
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Jan 29, 2018 09:10 AM
Njenje how can we promote young stars when you are busy forge our Age ..Mina my actual age is 74 but now am younger than my 40 years old neighbour bcz of age cheating i got from football development ..
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alizebucs1986 Jan 29, 2018 09:08 AM
@Bigjack injured but playing for the wrong team
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Jan 29, 2018 09:04 AM
Morning bloggers ...
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Jan 29, 2018 09:04 AM
Cowditor remove this njenje maan ..
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KingAyah Jan 29, 2018 09:04 AM
this is so true hope SA couches are reading and please keep preaching this should you be meeting them on a regular
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Olerilwe Jan 29, 2018 08:46 AM
fresher news please my cowditor
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PeddieBoy Joined: 25 Jul 2014
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PeddieBoy Jan 29, 2018 08:38 AM
True coach. Look at Chiefs we got bunch of young players and I blv Bunting can play better football than Paez if Steve can start giving him 10 or 15 minutes he can grow confidence
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Olerilwe Jan 29, 2018 08:28 AM
fresher news

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