The DStv Compact Cup, which came to an end in the past weekend, saw a lot of Diski Challenge youngsters showcasing their talents at the top level.
A tally of 16 players were selected to be part of the tournament that was played over two weekends in Durban and Gauteng.
As expected, the Diski Challenge youngsters who got a chance to play did not disappoint. They left the coaches wanting to see more of them.
Players such as Luphumlo Sifumba, Mdududzi Shabalala, Sbusiso Nkosi and Kabelo Moagi were top performers.
Swallows FC coach Dylan Kerr who was coaching the eventual winner’s Warriors, showered Shabalala with much praise after the final game at FNB Stadium.
The Chiefs reserve team star has six goals in the league Diski Challenge, and he scored those goals in not more than 10 games.
“Well, if he (Tshabalala) keeps his feet on the floor and out of the clouds and listens to good people, he’s got a good future,” Kerr said after the final match.
“What he does in training is the same as Kaka (Sifumba), he proves that we’ve got to take football forward in South Africa.”
“So we need to plan now a way forward. On the back of this, these DDC players can play and can go forward.
“They’re not doing just playing DDC, and they will never do it because they are only playing with their ages, or maybe a year, two years older, they must play with the big guys.”