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« English Interest In Mzansi’s Players Hurts » – Reader’s Voice

After Manchester City’s interest in Keagan Dolly failed to result in a transfer fee paid, We’ve accepted that any rumour linking a South African player to an EPL club will inevitably fail to materialize. 
Gone are the days of waiting in child-like enthusiasm for Benni McCarthy to grace the Blackburn Rovers shirt, or Steven Piennaar to display his varied skills at Everton. Players like Quinton Fortune, Lucas Radebe, and more recently, Kagiso Dikgacoi, and to a certain extent, Bongani Khumalo, used to remind us that it was possible for players from these shores to execute their talent in the most globally recognized football league . Now, because of our underperforming national team which prevents South African players from obtaining a UK work permit, youngsters in our country who aspire to play in that league look up to the likes of Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez, and Islam Slimani. 

English interest in South African players produces anguish, because the likes of Teko Modise, Siphiwe Tshabalala, May Mahlangu, Kamohelo Mokotjo,Phakamani Mahlambi, Andile Jali, Thulani Serero and Dolly have all been linked to Epl Clubs, raising the hope of South Africans and making them believe that the current generation of SA footballers can compete at the highest level, but none of these players are plying their trade in that league. 

Our only hope is that Bafana Bafana can get into the top 50 footballing nations’ list – thereby granting our players the necessary permit to play in the UK. The alternative mindset is to accept that our players will only be good enough to play in Belgium and France. Do you think we will ever see another South African play in the Premier League? *This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma
Source: www.soccerladuma.co.za
 
 
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