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2017 U20 Cosafa Cup winner Lyle Foster eager to make an impact in Orlando Pirates first team

16:54 GMT+3 18/12/2017
Orlando Pirates striker Lyle Foster
Foster, who recently underwent trials at French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco, is eager to make an impact in the Bucs first team

Orlando Pirates striker Lyle Foster says he is eager fight his way into the team's starting eleven after helping South Africa win the 2017 Under-20 Cosafa Cup on the weekend.

The 17-year-old was on the scoresheet for Amajita as they defeated Lesotho 2-1 in the final in Kitwe, Zambia on Saturday.

Foster, who scored three goals in the youth tournament, returns to Bucs where the technical team hopes his goal scoring form can rub off onto the first team.

“It's always good to represent your country and to do well, so I'm very proud of the team and my contribution towards that," Foster told the club's official website.

The Buccaneers have struggled in front of goal having scored only three goals in their last five PSL matches.

"However, the Amajita chapter is now behind me. My immediate focus is to get back to training with my club where I can compete for my place in the team," he continued.

Foster has made four league appearances for Bucs this season and he is yet to score.

"Obviously it won’t be easy as we have a lot of quality players but I am ready for the challenge and looking forward to fight for my place,” he concluded.

Bucs suffered a 2-1 defeat to Free State Stars on Saturday and they will host Baroka in their next league match on Saturday, 6 January 2017.