Premier Soccer League veteran midfielder Granwald Scott is surprised striker Boitumelo Radiopane was loaned out to a lower division team.

The duo are now teammates at Cape Town Spurs, where Radiopane was sent by Orlando Pirates ahead of the 2022/23 season in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

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Scott, a league winner with the now defunct Bidvest Wits, says the young forward is good enough to play in the topflight.

“I feel that he can play PSL, it’s about opportunity. He’s strong, he’s quick, he holds up play. He can spin defenders. It’s hard to teach those things and he has it naturally at the age he is now and he can score goals. He also has pace and power,” he said.

Although he’s only scored three league goals for Spurs since arriving, Scott believes Radiopane is a future Bafana Bafana star.

“So, imagine you have this boy already now in the PSL learning season by season. He’s probably our future for Bafana because I think we lack in that department.

“Yes, we have few but not enough players that we depend on. So, I think Radio has a bright future, it’s the opportunity that’s needed,” he added.

The 20-year-old Radiopane made his Pirates debut in November 2021 after rave reviews in the reserve league.

While a loan move was expected, sending him to the second tier wasn’t.

“I don’t know how it works in the football industry for him to be sent to a lower division, that’s not really about developing.

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“But I think he chose a good club because at least at Cape Town Spurs they try to groom players so that will definitely help him.

“Shaun (Bartlett) obviously gives him tips on how to run and where to be and trying to be smart around the box area,” he explained.

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