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Given Msimango: The ‘number 10’ trapped in a defender’s body

In a different life, Spiwe Given Msimango would not be the cool, calm centre-back. Instead, he would wear the No. 10, not No. 5, and try to create goals for strikers rather than thwart them.

Growing up in Brakpan, a mining town on the East Rand, Msimango was an elegant attacking midfielder. Now he is a sleek centre-back – a No. 10 trapped in a defender’s body – who has become central to TS Galaxy’s plans.

“He was 11 years old when he came to us. He played left-wing because we didn’t have too many left-footed players, and then he would play at number 10. On the wing, he was struggling because he didn’t have pace,” Peace Lovers coach Molefe ‘Coach, Zoro’ Ntogatse, tells FARPost. Read More…

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