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Confirmed: SA Quartet Heading To Barcelona

Four budding South African footballers head out to Barcelona this month and will get to train with a LaLiga academy.

See the five lucky winners and some of their story in the gallery above 

Nkanyiso Maphosa, Khanyeza Maphosa, Sahail Moosa and Zara Wilkinson will jet out for the experience of a lifetime on September 29th as they fly to Spain as a reward for their performance in this year's Future Players Talent Search, making it to the final four after being whittled down from 10,000 players.
 
 
The quartet, who are all just 16, will be accompanied by talented young coach, Andile Zulu, the coach of Soweto’s White City Spurs, after he was also identified at the Future Champs tournament, and Antonio Barradas, Africa's Director for LaLiga, is hopeful that one of them could make the right impression. 
 
Speaking to the Siya crew on Thursday, Barradas said, "It can happen. When they train it will be with the trainers of the teams over there. And if they see that these kids have got a different talent, then they might say yes, and we can arrange it. Maybe there's an opportunity."
 
Meanwhile, there was a nice story for the Maphosa brothers, who are twins, with LaLiga opting to take both of them after Khanyeza finished a close fourth behind his brother, Moosa and Zara, and Barradas says it was a close call between them - so they took both. 
 
He told the crew, "It was very, very close. If one of them had been tenth in the line then obviously it wouldn't have been fair, but they were close and with them being twins it'd be a nice thing to not separate them." 
 
Along with visiting Barcelona's famed La Masia academy, the five South Africans will also visit an Espanyol training session and train with Girona's academy before returning to Mzansi. 
 

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