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Phakaaathi Reporter
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8 Sep 2017
11:25 am

Pirates coach tips Foster to shine at Bucs  

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic believes newly promoted teenager Lyle Foster has the qualities to become a top class player.

Foster was promoted to the club’s team following an impressive display for the country’s youth teams.

“Bringing Lyle to the senior team is in recognition of the potential and promise he has shown. He is a special talent and one that we need to nurture,” Micho told the club’s website.

“Because of his age, he will be on a specialised support program that will aid in his development and also facilitate his integration into our system.”

The Amajita forward is one of three players promoted from the team’s youth structures into the first team. The others are Yusuf Maart and Lehlohonolo Mtshali.

“We need to make sure that we exclude him from the pressure that comes with being in the senior setup. We can’t afford to lose him because he is still young so it’s important for us to create an environment where he can play his natural game. It’s important for a young player like him to take this all in, enjoy his time and each moment, and express himself freely. We will help him to extract that quality that can make him a complete player.”