5 young stars who can make it big in SA football in 2017

Jody February of Ajax Cape Town during the Absa Premiership match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Ajax Cape Town at Dr. Molemela Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Image by: Charle Lombard/Gallo Images

Each year new young stars emerge in South African football. MzansiLive has speculated on five young players who have the potential to make the step up to the big time in 2017:

Grant Margeman‚ Ajax Cape Town defensive midfielder‚ 18:

Small in size for his position‚ but capable of getting involved in the physical exchanges and with a dynamic work-rate‚ Margeman’s talent surrounded by plenty of other bright youngsters at Ajax was described as “scary” by coach Stanley Menzo a few weeks ago.

The 18-year-old defensive midfield prodigy‚ only promoted to the first team in June having been part of Ajax’s under-19 team that won the NextGen tournament in Amsterdam in May‚ has earned seven league appearances in 2016-17‚ two of them starting.

Margeman was man-of-the-match when Ajax beat Chippa United 1-0 in December.