Ayanda Patosi

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Ayanda Patosi
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-10-31) 31 October 1992 (age 24)[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 119 (18)
National team
2013– South Africa[2] 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:50, 17 November 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:50, 17 November 2015 (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] He did not make the final, 23-man squad.[14]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list South Africa's goal tally first.[1]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 May 2014 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia  Australia 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2. 16 June 2015 Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa  Angola 2–1 2–1 Friendly
3. 11 October 2016 Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa  Ghana 1–1 1–1 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ayanda Patosi at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Ayanda Patosi". National Football Teams. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  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. 
  14. ^ "2015 Nations Cup: South Africa omit Serero from squad". BBC Sport. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.