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NEDBANK Ke Yona Team captain, Bongani Mbuli, says he is ready to prove himself during this “PSL Draft” period.

The 20-year-old has been drafted into newly promoted Baroka FC for a month with the hope of landing a permanent contract with the Absa Premiership side.

Thulani Motloung and Akhona Manqola are the only two from the 19-man squad who didn’t get a club for the draft period starting on 1 October.

Although his side lost 1-0 to SuperSport United in the Nedbank Ke Yona Challenge on Sunday, the Ermelo-born player believes he has a lot to offer Bakgaga during his draft period.

Said Mbuli: “I am ready to go there and prove myself – to prove I am here, have talent and can do whatever they need me to do.”

Mbuli was content with the performance the team put in: “I think the performance was good. We did everything just like we had practised during our camps. The whole team did well.

“The game was not easy, it’s a pity we didn’t get chances to score. They got one and used it. The goal was a wake-up call to us and we were able to get back into the game.”

Duduza sensation Thembinkosi Mbamba, who was a fan favourite at Sinaba Stadium on Sunday, was drafted to spend a month with Matsatsantsa a Pitori.

Coach Stuart Baxter and his assistant, Kaitano Tembo, will get a chance to see first-hand what the 20-year-old has to offer.

SuperSport recently signed Ke Yona alumnus Modiba Maphosa from Cape Town City.

Said Tembo: “It was about the team, about the youngsters we had brought in getting to see how things are done. We tried to blend them with some of the senior players and succeeded well.

“It’s a long season, we need to get everyone on the same level so they are ready to play whenever they’re needed.”

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