The name Katlego Mashigo (some spelt Mashego) has become a common name in the streets of South African football with so many players in the local scene sharing that name.
But over in Ireland another Katlego Mashigo is silently growing to be one of the most promising youngsters to have come out of South Africa.
The 18-year-old Soshanguve born Katlego Mashigo is currently playing for one of Ireland’s biggest club Bohemians FC based in the capital, Dublin.
FARPost.co.za caught up with the midfielder to hear how the journey has been so far and what the future holds for him.
“It has been great being in a few squads for the first team lately because it was one of my aims when I came to Bohemians to break into the 1st team,” said Mashigo.
“So to be a part of a few match day squads has been great for my development, but now I’m just itching to get my chance and show what I can do.
“But I must just keep working hard with the U19s, because I’m not a first team player yet so I need to show what I can offer in the future.”
Mashigo also continued to share his national team ambitions and stated, “actually as part of my long-term goals I want to be consistently part of the national U20 team for my country, South Africa.”
He added: “Luckily, I was at the All Africa games with the national team for the first time in my career so now I want to continue that momentum including being part of the upcoming U20 COSAFA squad so we will see how things go.”
By Prince Sobayeni