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Phakaaathi Reporter
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20 Sep 2017
11:32 am

Chiefs promote another youngster

Phakaaathi Reporter

Kaizer Chiefs have promoted young striker Yusuf Bunting to the first team.

Bunting Yusuf of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Majavu Siseko of Cape Town City during the MultiChoice Diski Challenge game between Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs at Tsakane Stadium (Aubrey Kgakatsi/Backpagepix)

Bunting, 21, joins Bruce Bvuma, 22, Khotso Malope, 23, Wiseman Meyiwa, 17, and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, 17, who have all been promoted to the Amakhosi senior team this season.

The young striker has signed a four-year contract with Amakhosi.

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Chiefs announced Bunting’s promotion on their official Twitter account.

“Yusuf Bunting has been promoted to Kaizer Chiefs’ 1st team on a four-year deal, having signed a contract until 30 June 2021,” read the Chiefs tweet.

The 21-year-old striker scored 12 goals in five games in the SA U21 national championship in July and helped Gauteng win the tournament.

He was also named the competition’s Player of the Tournament.

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