Nyembe was part of the Cape City #DreamClub 100 project and was invited to train with the senior team first by coach Benni McCarthy, who has since been released by the club early in November and was replaced by Riekerink.
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The club confirmed the promotion of the young midfielder on their social media accounts and the player has been included in the team’s match-day squad for Wednesday’s tie against Bloemfontein Celtic away from home.
“Credit to coach Jan Olde Riekerink, who’s already promoted a young Capetonian teenager. Olwethu Nyembe continues to progress. Have a lookout for the young man tonight,” read the tweet.
Cape City further revealed that Riekerink was no stranger to promoting youngsters, having promoted a 14-year old during his stint with Turkish side Galatasaray in 2016.
“City Head Coach @joriekerink is no stranger to promoting youth. At Galatasaray, he gave a 14-year-old Mustafa Kapı his professional debut, the youngest in @GalatasaraySK history. We look forward to the emergence of exciting young South African talent under coach #JOR.”
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