At GSV, we take the self allotted duty of enlightening our readers on all matters sports related very seriously, especially when it comes to informing the fraternity as a whole about the stars of the future that are on the rise as well as those that are already making a splash in the fraternity at a tender young age; we are proud to present to you the GSV Hot List, the most authoritative young African talent index in the entire football realm. The GSV Hot List is our selection of the best u/23 footballers in their positions, ranking the lads against their competitors and giving you some information on the player; we aim to ensure that you remain entertained, informed and enlightened while growing your knowledge base. This is the Mzansi football edition of the GSV Hot List, we will provide you with the quintessential player index of all the premier youth Mzansi football talent in the fraternity; the GSV Hot List is your one stop shop to all your Mzansi stars of the future.
Full Name: Lorenzo Anthony Joao Gordinho
DoB: April 26th, 1994 (20)
PoB: Benoni, Gauteng
Position/s: Stopper Central Defender, Cover Central Defender, Ball-Playing Defender
Club: Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
Club Jersey No: 26
Contract Expiry: June 30th, 2016
Development Academy: Kaizer Chiefs Youth Academy
Market Value: R 650 000
GSV Potential Indicator: Mbulelo Mabizela (4/5)
The Talent Scout Report: (Positional)
The ball-playing central defender is on the rise; as gaffers across the fraternity seek to start building their attacks form the back using their defence as a catalyst, a central defender that can pass the ball well and still go about performing the traditional role of stopping attacks and defending the keeper is becoming a much sought after commodity in the modern age of football. Lorenzo “Rizzo” Gordinho is a talented central defender who has the technical prowess to become a genuine star in the modern age of football, the lad is able to blend his excellent positional play with a high level of composure and passing efficiency to make of one classy young ball-playing defender who has the ball retention skills that make many attack minded players green with envy. Having been nurtured in a thriving hub for development football out in The Rand, Gordinho seems to have learned how to excel as a ball-playing defender from a very young age; the maturity he shows when it comes to defending first, then turning defence into attack with a great pass or two is truly astounding to marvel at. Considering how Mzansi Diski is now building for the next two football cycles, players like Gordinho need to be given starting roles at club level if they are to fully fulfil the abundant potential that they have in their locker; Lorenzo has the technical and mental attributes to become an elite level central defender in the future, and he certainly has enough about his game to start contributing now at club and national levels.