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Ayanda Patosi has got the nod from Bafana Bafana fans to earn a place in the South African squad, but the young midfielder is still waiting for his national call-up

In a recent poll, the majority of Goal.com South Africa readers believe that Ayanda Patosi should be in the starting eleven for Bafana or at least on the bench. A small number of readers agree with Gordon Igesund and do not feel that Patosi is quite ready for a chance at international level.

42% of the readers believe that Patosi should be in the starting line-up due to his excellent club form playing for KSV Lokeren. Patosi has scored 5 goals in 14 appearance this season underlining his potential as a future Bafana Bafana star.

39% of the vote went to Patosi being placed on the bench by Goal.com readers, used more as an impact player rather than as a starter for the national team.

Not many agree with Gordon Igesund and the Bafana Bafana selectors as only 18% of the voters believe that the youngster is not ready for international action.

South African supporters want to see young talent being showcased in the national side and it will be interesting to see if Igesund agrees in the weeks to come, as Bafana Bafana continue to organise friendlies before the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off next year.

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