Moroka Swallows under-19 defender Thabiso Mokoena is another player who caught the eye at the recent Metropolitan Cup for in Cape Town.
Mokoena is the Birds skipper and leads by example with his cool defending an organizational skills from the back, ensuring that the Swallows defence remains water-tight.
Mokoena is not the type of player one often sees diving in for challenges - his reading of the game seems to be excellent and he is usually able to deal with any danger before the situation calls for desperate measures.
The 18-year-old, who hopes to play for the first team in the near future, has a cultured left-foot and can certainly go far in the game if he puts his mind to it.
Thabiso Mokoena Profile
Position: Central defender
Date of Birth: 1986-11-23
Place of Birth: Thokoza
Former clubs: -
Future Ambitions: To play for the Swallows first team and also to represent Bafana Bafana
High School: Tiisetsona Secondary School
Hobbies: Soccer and music
Favourite Movie: Bad Boy For Life (1)
Favourite Music: R&B and Kwaito
Favourite Food: Mutton stew
Favourite Car: VR 6
Favourite Clothing Brand: Nike,Umbro and Puma
Favourite SA player: Tebogo Mokoena
Favourite foreign player: Ronaldo
Swallows Junior results from the past weekend:
Swallows U19 1-1 BK Callies (senior team)
Swallows U17 9-0 BK Callies (senior reserve team)
Next game: vs Elsbury Park, Saturday 9 April. (Under-19's kick off at 3.30pm, under 17's at 2.00pm).