Orlando Pirates youngster undergoes assessment at unnamed English club

Orlando Pirates youngster undergoes assessment at unnamed English club
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Promising Orlando Pirates youngster, Relebohile Mofokeng, is making waves as he heads to England for an exciting opportunity.

Following his impressive performances in the DStv Premiership, Mofokeng and two club officials embarked on a journey to Europe.

The purpose of this trip is to undergo an assessment with an unnamed English Football League Championship club, and among those rumored to be interested is Reading FC.

Mofokeng's journey to the global football stage has been nothing short of remarkable.

His recent impressive showings during Orlando Pirates's pre-season trip to Spain caught the attention of scouts and have paved the way for this significant opportunity.

Even during the MTN8 Final of Orlando Pirates against Mamelodi Sundowns, scouts were present in Durban to observe Mofokeng in action, further fueling the growing interest in this young talent.

Unfortunately for Orlando Pirates fans, it's expected that Mofokeng will not be available for their upcoming Carling Knockout Cup opener, where the Bucs will take on Cape Town Spurs at Orlando Stadium this Friday.

His absence from the squad is a testament to the significance of the opportunity he's been presented with.

A promising future awaits the young Orlando Pirates youngster

Relebohile Mofokeng of Orlando Pirates during the 2023 MTN8 QuarterFinal match between Orlando Pirates and Sekhukhune United at the Orlando Stadium
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Should this promising talent seal a deal in England, he will be following in the footsteps of another Orlando Pirates youth product, Bafana Bafana forward Lyle Foster.

Foster is currently showcasing his skills in the English Premier League with Burnley, proving that Orlando Pirates' youth development system is a wellspring of talent.

At just 18 years old, Mofokeng has already begun leaving his mark on the football world.

His debut for the Orlando Pirates senior side towards the end of the last season was an exciting moment for the club and its fans.

In only his second appearance, he scored a goal and provided an assist in a convincing 4-0 victory against AmaZulu on May 20.

Since then, he has continued to impress, solidifying his place as a regular starter in coach Jose Riveiro's side this season.

With six starts and five substitute appearances across domestic and continental competitions so far, Mofokeng's journey is one that promises much more excitement and promise on the horizon.

As Mofokeng takes this pivotal step in his career, football enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome of his assessment in England, hoping to witness another young talent from South Africa making a name for himself on the global stage.

The future is certainly bright for Relebohile Mofokeng, and this opportunity in England could be the springboard to a remarkable career in football.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.