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Bucs Legend: Talent Must Translate To Performance

Orlando Pirates legend Joseph Ngake urges Lyle Foster to produce national goal scoring from for club

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 13, 2018 09:26 AM

Former Orlando Pirates legend Joseph Ngake has said that Lyle Foster’s goalscoring in national team colours must translate for his club.

The 17-year-old striker was once again on target for Thabo Senong’s Amajita side against Zambia last weekend as the U-20 side prepares for their first leg U-20 AFCON qualifier against Mozambique.

“He is showing his quality and talent at (the) U-20 level and that’s good for the national team. But it’s at club level where he needs to start showing the same sort of form,” said the former Bucs winger.

“Of course the argument is that playing at U-20 level is easier than playing at club level and that’s true. That’s why Lyle would need to raise his game if he is to show the same goalscoring ability. 

“He still has time on his side because he is only 17, but he must use this time effectively. We have seen so many players do well as the junior national teams, but they get lost along the way and they are unable to carry on have successful careers at the senior national team,” added Ngake. 

“I would love to see Foster being one of those players who go on to become one of the main players at Bafana. But to do that he must do well (at club level). He has the talent but it must translate to performances,” he concluded.  

The 17-year-old striker is currently on camp with Amajita as they prepare for the first leg against Malawi that will be played on Sunday at the Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg. The match will start at 15:30. 


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Gustin Sirino Joined: 17 Apr 2018
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Gustin Sirino Jul 13, 2018 01:15 PM
Can Sundowns sign this boy and play him
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thato357 Joined: 13 Aug 2014
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thato357 Jul 13, 2018 11:39 AM
The boy needs to play more.
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Prof_Maknite Joined: 11 Jul 2011
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Prof_Maknite Jul 13, 2018 10:34 AM
Exactly DemJoe he needs to take that talent and form to Bucs or else he will be booed like king Gabuza.
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Luckyneer Joined: 21 Oct 2015
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Luckyneer Jul 13, 2018 10:28 AM
@Kleinkie I agree 100%
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Lukx15 Joined: 04 Mar 2013
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Lukx15 Jul 13, 2018 10:22 AM
True that but it depends on the coach ,Foster never disappoint when given a chance, but these coaches would rather give Cowbuza game time only them know why Nxxaaaa
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Genito13 Joined: 21 Sep 2017
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Genito13 Jul 13, 2018 10:22 AM
Admin why is Joseph Ngake a FORMER LEGEND, has he stopped being a legend now?
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swright Joined: 05 Nov 2011
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swright Jul 13, 2018 09:53 AM
I`m always impressed every time when this young man given a chance to play
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Kleinkie Joined: 15 Feb 2014
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Kleinkie Jul 13, 2018 09:51 AM
You are right but the club coach must be brave enough to field him, I don't understand this South African phenomenon of "we are protecting him he is young" give him an opportunity to show case his talent
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glad.matoti@gmail.com Jul 13, 2018 09:49 AM
in Europe u start playing for senior team wen u are 17 but is difficult for us in RSA to play him dats y our football is not growing
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THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Jul 13, 2018 09:35 AM
True that and if he goes to another Club Pirate will suffer their Chances of playing him.

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