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: Pule Fransis Maraisane
DoB: January 3rd, 1995 (20)
PoB: Klerksdorp, Matlosana; North-West
Caps & Goals: N/A (SA U/20 International)
Position/s: Advanced Playmaker, Attacking Midfielder, Trequartista, Winger, Inside Forward
Preferred Foot: Right
Club: GAIS Göteborg
Contract Expiry: December 31st, 2015 (1 Year Option To Renew)
Development Academy: Stars Of Africa
Previous Club: G.D. Tourizense
Market Value: R 520 000
GSV Potential Indicator: Helman Mkhelele (5/5)
The Talent Scout Report: (Positional)
It is the dream of every young African footballer playing kick about in the streets until the lights have been on for a few hours to plat professional football in Europe and one day play in the grandest club competition on the planet and hopefully win a bucket load of caps along the way; that awe-inspiring dream journey is one currently being trodden by a gifted creator of play that uses the football pitch as a canvas to create artworks of high class upon, all while masquerading as a very good footballer from the North-West.
Blessed with an astonishing range of passing vision and the technical ability to execute what his beautiful mind conceives, Pule is in that category only reserved for class players that seemed to have been playing football in the womb. This Stars of Africa graduate has the potential to amaze and astound many for years to come; I for one wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him go down as one of Mama Africa’s greatest exports before the culmination of his career.
A naturally gifted and brilliant trequartista, Motswana Wa Mme is one of the most exciting prospect in the land and his brilliant performances for the Amajita side over the last few months have had club scouts from across the fraternity running out of superlatives for a young conductor of play that seems set apart for great things in the years to come. Dribbling with a purpose is seen as a dying art within Mzansi Diski circles and young lads like Pule could go a long way to ensuring that we resurrect that dying art and breathe true life into our football at all levels.
Pule Maraisane has already portrayed the mental fortitude to move to Europe while still a teenager and fought to establish himself as a true professional with a future in the game during his relatively short stay in Portugal where he started his professional career; on that note, we at GSV would like to take our hats off to the legendary Farouk Khan for sticking to his guns and keeping the lad on the roster even while he was battling with career threatening injuries at such a young age, Pule Maraisane could go down as one of the best young players to walk out of the Mayfair based hive of talent development.