Register Login Scores

PSL

SA Young Star Impress Overseas Clubs At 13

A 13-year-old Limpopo youngster received a call-up to the South African Under-17 national team.

Read – Downs Cup Opponents: Great Platform For Players

Xolani Muleya is a product of the Under-12 Danone Nations Cup Soccer Tournament, which has produced players that have gone on to compete in the PSL and overseas.  

Muleya, who played for Benny’s Sports Development Academy at the Danone Nations Cup world finals in 2016, was called up to the SA U17 team for the match against Lesotho in December. 

“Since its inception in 2000, the under-12 Danone Nations Cup soccer tournament has produced many players that have gone on to compete for top PSL and international clubs and some have gone on to be members of various national teams.  

Click here to check out the PSL fixtures

“A player that is destined be one of the tournament’s success stories is Xolani Muleya. This 13-year old, who competed for Benny’s Sports Development Academy at the Danone Nations Cup world finals in 2016, was called up to the SA national under-17 team in December to compete against Lesotho. 

“Xolani made a massive difference to the team that went to France for the world finals where he showed his versatility by playing defence, midfield and striker. His performance caught the attention of other countries who rated him highly as a future star,” youth tournament organisers stated. 

The youngster is delighted for having already represented SA at such a young age.  

Read: Bucs Defender Boosts Chances Of Longer Stay 

“It was great to get an opportunity to represent my country. I’m happy I can make my father Fortune Ndlovu proud. He is my role model. My father attends all my matches, no matter how far he has to travel. Seeing him in the stands helps with my confidence and enables me to play better,” said the youngster. 

SAFA To Release Statement On Presidential Nominees?

Chiefs Injury Update: Duo Doubtful For Nedbank Clash

Johannes Suspension, Benni’s Blessing In Disguise?

5 comments

Top 5

Breaking: CAS Release Chiefs FIFA Ban Verdict

188 Oct 27, 2020 06:10 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

16 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Agree Deal In Principle For Defender

30 Oct 27, 2020 10:48 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

25 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

16 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso's Al Ahly Advance To Champions League Final

101 Oct 23, 2020 11:02 PM in Players Abroad

Downs Set Record Straight On Mido!

30 Oct 27, 2020 01:15 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

How Mosimane Helped Al Ahly Break Sundowns' Record

53 Oct 26, 2020 08:14 AM in Players Abroad

Downs Set Record Straight On Mido!

30 Oct 27, 2020 01:15 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

NPA's Latest Update On Lorch’s Court Case!   

16 Oct 27, 2020 05:33 PM in Orlando Pirates

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

3 Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Maritzburg Confirm Coaching Exit

4 Oct 27, 2020 03:31 PM in PSL