BREAKING NEWS: Siyabonga Ligendza signs first Pro contract at Cardiff

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Siyabonga Ligendza has signed his first professional contract with English Championship side Cardiff City.

Ligendza has penned a one-year deal with the club with an option to extend in June 2022 should he meet certain targets that have set by the technical team.

Part of the striker’s incentives for an extension is for him to score a certain number of goals, play 50% of the youth teams’ games and maintain a good level of fitness.

The 17-year-old has been at Cardiff City since the age of eight and he has been awarded for his consistency and hard work at the club. He has netted 41 goals in the past two and a half seasons for the club’s development squads. His best tally came in the 2018/19 campaign when he scored 24 goals for the U16s.

In the 2020/21 campaign, the teenager has scored seven goals so far with his latest goals coming against Queens Park Rangers, having netted a brace. He qualifies to represent South Africa through his mother who is from Makapanstad. He has a German father, but he was born in Leicester (England) before his parents moved to Swansea (Wales) where he grew up.

Coach Helman Mkhalele recently called up the bulky forward for the 2020 Cosafa Cup in Port Elizabeth, but due to strict Covid19 regulations he could not make it to the camp as Amajita failed to qualify for the 2021 U20 Afcon held in Mauritania.

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