Ayanda Patosi

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Ayanda Patosi
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-10-31) 31 October 1992 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa[1]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Left winger[2]
Club information
Current team
Lokeren
Number 10
Youth career
2010–2011 ASD Cape Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Lokeren 85 (13)
National team
2013– South Africa[2] 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:53, 18 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:53, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Ayanda Patosi (born 31 October 1992) is a South African international footballer who plays professionally for Belgian club Lokeren, as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

At the age of 16, Patosi trained with Belgian club Genk.[3] He spent the 2010–11 season with ASD Cape Town,[2] and Patosi later returned to Belgium on a tour with the African Soccer Development school.[4] While there, Patosi signed a four-year contract with Lokeren in May 2011.[5]

He made his professional debut for Lokeren in the 2011–12 season,[1][6] winning the Belgian Cup that same year.[7][8]

International career[edit]

Patosi was tipped in March 2012 by fellow player Anele Ngcongca as a possible future star of the South African national team.[9] In November 2012, Patosi was hailed as a "sensation" and there were calls for him to be included in the national team set-up.[10] He received his first call-up to the national team in December 2012.[11] Patosi made his international debut on 12 October 2013, in a friendly match against Morocco, alongside fellow players Sibusiso Vilakazi and Kgosi Nthle.[12]

In December 2014 he was announced as being part of South Africa's provisional squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ayanda Patosi profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Ayanda Patosi". National Football Teams. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Ed Aarons (23 March 2012). "Patosi relishing big stage". Kick Off. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Ed Aarons (20 October 2011). "African Soccer Development pupils flourishing in Europe". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "SA youngsters sign in Belgium". Kick Off. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Ed Aarons (1 April 2012). "Patosi relishing Belgian cup win with Sporting Lokeren". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Joy for Patosi, despair for Keet". Supersport. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Ed Aarons (19 March 2012). "Ngcongca tips Patosi as Bafana star". Kick Off. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Ed Aarons (13 November 2012). "A new sensation: Ayanda Patosi". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Patosi named in South Africa squad to face Malawi". BBC Sport. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  12. ^ Jonty Mark (12 October 2014). "Bafana's future looks bright". IOL. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "South Africa include injured Tokelo Rantie in provisional squad". BBC Sport. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.