Absa Premiership

Mahlambi's Benfica and Gala links revealed

2016-12-24 13:01
Phakamani Mahlambi (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Wits forward Phakamani Mahlambi has reportedly gained the attentions of Turkey's Galatasaray as well as Portugal's Benfica during his short but exciting career.

Mahlambi starred for the Clever Boys recently after returning from 10 months out with a serious knee injury. The highly-rated young prodigy came back with a bang as he scored a brace on his return against Free State Stars, and went on to bag an assist against Maritzburg United.

The 19-year-old is regarded by many in the local game to be one of the brightest prospects to have ever come out of South Africa, with Wits coach Gavin Hunt rating him as highly as the legendary Benni McCarthy.

As such, it seems to come as little surprise that the teenager has already been on the radar of some major European sides.

The player's agent, Glyn Binkin, told Soccer Laduma: "There was interest from both Galatasaray and Benfica prior to his injury, so we'll see what happens now that he's fit again. 

"The most important issue for him was to fully complete his rehabilitation in order to strengthen his knee and surrounding areas.

"Once that was 100 percent right, he needed to focus on getting his place back in the Wits team and assisting them on the field of play.

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