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: Ndumiso Phakamani Mngadi
DoB: October 10th, 1994 (20)
PoB: Pietermaritzburg; KwaZulu-Natal
Caps & Goals: N/A (SA u/17 International)
Position/s: Attacking Midfielder, Advanced Playmaker, Trequartista, Winger, Inside Forward, Advanced Forward, Centre Forward
Height: 1, 68m
Preferred Foot: Right
Club: Kaizer Chiefs F.C. (On loan from KAS Eupen)
Club Jersey No: #19
Club Appearances & Goals: 35 Games, 5 Goals
Loan Contract Expiry: June 30th, 2015
Development Academy: ASPIRE Football Academy
Market Value: R 650 000
GSV Potential Indicator: Siyabonga “Bhele” Nomvethe (4/5)
The Talent Scout Report: (Positional)
It truly is hard to imagine what comes out of a young Durbanite who was developed in some of the most highly esteemed training facilities in the realm and has played against some of the best young players in the kingdom at the age of 20; yet Phakamani Mngadi is a living developmental purist dream, an enterprising forward who has the ability to give the most organised of defences a run for their money when he’s on song. Phaka is well versed in the dying art of running at defenders and forcing them to face their own goalposts as he blazes past them and cases havoc in opposition defensive lines with his pace and direct running, Phakamani adds a distinct flavour to any attacking system as his offensive versatility allows him to roam into different areas of the attacking third and still cause havoc for the opposition defensive lines.
Blessed with bags of pace, sound technical ability and a keen eye for goals, “FakImali uZobona” has all the tools needed to develop into a great asset for Mzansi diski, the off-the-ball movement of a premier forward which actually underpins his pace and allows him to beat his marker more often than not; Mzansi diski supporters love getting off their seats for players like Mngadi as they play the game with the tempo we have come to admire in our true Diski. While the immediate future may look uncertain for Mngadi, the experience of being at one of the best sides on his home continent will have been a learning curve for a young man who is till at the beginning of what promises to be a great professional career.