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

Liam Jordan‚ Sporting Lisbon‚ striker‚ 18:

Liam Jordan‚ son of the late Manning Rangers striker Keryn Jordan‚ became one of the youngest players to debut in SA football at 16 for Bidvest Wits in their 3-0 Nedbank Cup win against Pretoria University at Bidvest Stadium in March 2015.

He was described at the time by Gavin Hunt as being in the class of other teenagers the Wits coach has introduced in his career‚ such as Benni McCarthy and Glen Salmon.

Since then Jordan’s progress appears to have stalled somewhat. He was sent in August 2016 on a one-year loan to play for Sporting’s reserves‚ and it is hoped that that experience can reignite the youngster’s path to potential stardom.