Kaizer Chiefs are reportedly set to beat Man United to the signature of South African teen sensation who’s a son of a Mamelodi Sundowns star.
According to 45min, Emile Witbooi could be headed to Naturena for a second spell despite recent reports that Man United are keeping tabs on him.
Witbooi is currently being nurtured at Transnet School of Excellence, and has taken youth football by storm in recent months.
The 15-year-old also formed part of the SA U16 squad that traveled to Poland for the UEFA Development tournament.
And he was among the best players at the tournament, and subsequently caught the eye of Man United scouts who attended the games.
SA TEEN SENSATION WITBOOI TO SNUB MAN UNITED FOR KAIZER CHIEFS?
“Kaizer Chiefs are believed to have made huge strides in securing the services of one of the most coveted youngsters in the country, with Manchester United understood to be monitoring the player,” reads the report.
“Emile Witbooi, the son of Mamelodi Sundowns star Surprise Ralani, is believed to be making his way to Naturena for a second time.”
EMILE WITBOOI PLAYED FOR KAIZER CHIEFS U13
Should Chiefs succeed in their pursuit for Witbooi, it would be homecoming for him as he spent some time with the club as their U13 player.
And this was before he moved to the Transnet School of Excellence, and he would be returning to Chiefs as a better and matured player.
Chiefs have been serious about recruiting young and raw talent in recent years, and this was evident when they sign Mfundo Vilakazi and Scara Ngobese’s son Lwandle.