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.
DoB: February 5th, 1996 (19)
PoB: Botshabelo, Free State
Position/s: Advanced Forward, Complete Forward, Target Man
Club: Bloemfontein Celtic F.C.
Contract Expiry: June 30th, 2016
Developmental Side: Black Urban F.C.
Market Value: R 325 000
GSV Potential Indicator: 3/5 (Shaun Bartlett)
The Talent Scout Report: (Positional)
Mzansi has been crying out for a natural finisher or two since the untimely passing of Lesley “Slow Poison” Manyathela, we seem to have come up short when it pertains to a formula for scouting and developing an out and out No: 9 that can dominate at the elite level in the last two football cycles; our forwards are more like advanced playmakers that were taught how to play as deep-lying forwards yet get thrust upfront and are told top score goals even though they are built to create play. In an age where Mzansi Diski seems to have abandoned the trusted two up-front in many of the preferred formations, developing a complete no: 9 has become even more of a priority for us as a fraternity; when one looks at a player like Tshepo Chaine, one begins to feel as if we are making inroads towards our target of ensuring we have a better standard for young forwards to look up to at the elite level. Chaine is built like a throwback Mzansi target man and he has the mental aptitude of a modern age complete forward, a perfect balance of traits that allow him to dominate opposition defenders while still making for a classy outlet for his side to feed off of while also possessing the composure to develop into a consummate finisher. Blessed with a good turn of pace, Tshepo can mix it up very well and run at defenders when the situation calls for it, all these traits ensure that the lad knows how to play alone upfront without looking out of place; the young lad has a good head on his shoulders, a level-headed no: 9 tends to become more of a reliable source of goals as he knows how to be unselfish when in comes to scoring goals for the side as he puts the needs of the team above his own. As he enters the pivotal phase of his development as an attacking player that needs to learn how to fuse his scoring instincts with a heightened level of technical aptitude, Chaine needs to be playing regular first team football in an environment that promotes growth for him as one of Mzansi’s goal scoring hopes of the future; Siwelele could just have one of the best forwards in the league on their hands if they nurture the lad right and allow him to fulfil his undoubted potential.