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Amongst the four uncapped players in the SPAR Protea team of 15 players battling with Malawi, is an 18-year-old fresh out of school.
Nicola Smith (Southern Stings), Kamogelo Maseko (Fireballs), Sikholiwe Mdletshe (Crinums) and Tshina Mdau (Fireballs) could add to the total of 134 players who have represented the South African senior national team after isolation (in 1994).
Maseko (18 years and 7 months) could become one of the youngest players ever to wear the Green and Gold on court. Maseko, Smith and Mdletshe all represented the Baby Proteas in the last 12 months.
Mdau, who has been playing senior netball since 2014, has travelled as a reserve with the Proteas, but are yet to earn a test cap.
Here are their complete profiles:
👉 Kamogelo Maseko
Date of birth: 30/03/2002
Height: 1.76m
Positions: GA, GS
High school: Dominican Convent School
National and senior teams: SA u21 (2020); Fireballs (2020)
👉 Nicola Smith
Date of birth: 25/04/2000
Height: 1.87m
Positions: GK
High school: Durbanville High
National and senior teams: SA u21 (2019-2020); SA u20 (2018); SA u18 (2018); Southern Stings (2020); Maties (2019)
👉 Sikholiwe Mdletshe
Date of birth: 09/05/1999
Height: 1.73m
Positions: WD, C
High school: Middelburg High School
Senior and national teams: SA u21 (2019); SA u20 (2018); SA Students (2018); Crinums (2018-2020); Mangaung (2018-2019); Free State (2017); Kovsies (2017-2019)
👉 Tshina Mdau
Date of birth: 22/01/1994
Height: 1.66m
Positions: WA
High school: Kingsmead College
National and senior teams: SA President XII (2016); SA Fast5 (2016-2018); SA Students (2018); Fireballs (2020); Smileys (2019); Jaguars (2014-2018); (2019); Gauteng (2016-2017); Gauteng North/Tshwane (2014-2019); Tuks (2014-2019)
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