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: Zwivhuya Chris Matombo
DoB: September 26th, 1993 (21)
PoB: Thohoyandou, Venda; Limpopo
Caps & Goals: N/A
Position/s: Anchorman, Deep-Lying Playmaker, Ball-Winning Midfielder
Club: Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
Club Jersey No: 35
Development Academy: Kaizer Chiefs Development
Market Value: R 325 000
GSV Potential Indicator: Eric Tinkler (3/5)
The Talent Scout Report: (Positional)
In an age where far too many of out talented footballers show a severe lack of mental aptitude to compliment their impressive technical abilities, it is truly refreshing to have a premier talent like Chris Matombo to marvel at; blessed with remarkable levels of composure and anticipation for a lad that is yet to play much football at the elite level, Matombo has a very well balanced game that seems to have the potential to become a well rounded one if his talent is allowed to continue developing at the elite level. Playing in a position where a player rarely gets recognition for his output, Matombo seems unfazed by the daunting task he has to undertake in the engine room of a side; ball-winning is an art that the lad seems determined to master, his value becomes more evident when one takes into consideration the fact that most sides look to play on transitions by winning the ball from their opposition while they are constructing attacks and hitting them when they are out of their defensive shape with an attacking wave of their own. Blessed with the engine and mental aptitude to excel in the counter pressing game, Chris utilises his great positional sense to always place himself in key positions to divert pressure away from the danger areas before going in to try win the ball and afford his side the platform they require to launch a counter-attack. The class that oozes out of the lad is evident when he is on the field in a fully functional side as one can depend on him to execute his task to the letter and afford the other midfielders to perform their roles without worrying about there being a shortage of quality on the defensive end if they lose the ball higher up the pitch. Kaizer Chiefs have unearthed a gem of a footballer in Chris Matombo and one can only pray that they will use their expertise to polish him as a footballer and afford him the solid foundation he needs to build what promises to be an impressive football career as one of the premier ball-winning midfielders in Mzansi Diski for the next decade.