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: May 31st, 1997 (17)
PoB: Manenberg, Cape Town; Western Cape
Caps & Goals: 1 Cap
Position/s: Advanced Playmaker, Advanced Forward, Deep-Lying Forward, Complete Forward, Poacher
Preferred Foot: Either
Club: Engen Santos F.C.
Club Jersey No: 15
Appearances & Goals: 25 Apps, 3 Goals
Development Academy: Engen Santos Youth Academy
Market Value: R 650 000
GSV Potential Indicator: Benni McCarthy (5/5)
The Talent Scout Report: (Positional)
Eyebrows were raised when Engen Santos promoted a fifteen year old starlet into the first team after they were relegated to the NFD and lost a few key players with ambitions of only playing top flight football; the confident youngster named Fagrie Lakay, no relation to the other two more renowned Lakay’s, took to first team football as the heir apparent to Erwin Isaacs like a fish to water and he has not looked out of place since. Blessed with great balance and a keen eye for goal, the powerfully built Fagrie ensured that he made the most of the starts he was afforded by the gaffer, NFD sides have to meet an u/23 quota of 5 SA eligible lads starting every game; the raw potential within the lad is clearly evident in his game as he utilises his great off the ball running to create pockets of space for him to play within and make the most of his direct running ability by isolating defenders and eliminating them by using his great technique and pace to constantly beat his marker with relative ease. Yet it is the lads ability to develop into a spectacular goal scorer that seems to mark him out as one of the finest attackers in his talented generation, adding goals to an already entertaining and creative game would make him one of the best attackers on the continent as the lad already has the composure to make full use of his good technique when he is in the box; with time on his side, Fagrie Lakay could develop into that elite level forward Mzansi has been desperately searching for.