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: October 31st, 1992 (22)
PoB: Khayelitsha, Cape Town; Western Cape
Caps & Goals: 5 Caps; 1 Goal
Position/s: Advanced Playmaker, Trequartista, Winger
Club: K.S.C. Lokeren
Club Jersey No: 10
Appearances & Goals: 112 Apps, 17 Goals
Contract Expiry: June 30th, 2016 with a 1 year club option to renew
Development Academy: ASD Cape Town
Market Value: R 15 600 000
GSV Potential Indicator: Shoes Moshoeu (4/5)
The Talent Scout Report: (Positional)
When a teenage Ayanda Patosi left Mzansi and signed a professional contract with Belgian Pro League side KSC Lokeren, very few people within the Mzansi Diski fraternity actually knew who the lad was and what levels of potential he had been blessed with; bypassing playing professional football in Mzansi, the ASD Cape Town academy graduate became an instant hit in Belgium when he scored on his professional debut and his star has continued to rise beyond the expectations of all and sundry. The Khayelitsha born attacking genius has continued to develop into a well rounded playmaking threat and it has been surprising to see him overlooked at national level for players that aren’t of the same calibre as he is; yet the lad continues to grind away and build an ever-growing reputation in the football fraternity as a player to watch out for. His direct running and trickery on the ball make him a nightmare for opposition defenders to mark and his ever improving eye for goal also make him a more complete attacking player when he moves into channels and unsettles defences with his pace and positional awareness. A sort of rarity in Mzansi Diski, Ayanda has the ability to unleash powerful shots with either peg and his long range shooting ability makes him even harder to contain when he drifts in off the wing and into the hole; the lad is also blessed with a keen eye for a through-ball and it only serves to add to his well balanced attacking game. Technical efficiency without a football brain often leads to a misuse of talents on the field, Ayanda has been blessed with a high football IQ that allows him to play his natural game at a high level and always seem to be able to afford himself time and space on the ball to execute what his beautiful mind conceives; the future looks bright for a lad that continues to grow in stature with the regular game time he receives and its only a matter of time before the bigger sides in Europe come calling for him as he has the ability to excel at an even higher level.