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Makgopa: I knew I had to go that extra mile

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Evidence Makgopa says studying the way other strikers play has helped shape his game.

The 21-year-old Baroka forward has been excellent for both club and country this year.

While he has two goals in eight games in the DStv Premiership, Makgopa has three goals in just six matches for Bafana Bafana.

Despite being unable to help steer South Africa to the next round of World Cup qualifying, the goalscorer has a bright future ahead of him.

Speaking to FIFA, Makgopa revealed: "I think my biggest qualities are my finishing, my aerial game and my movement.

"From where I come from, I knew it was going to be really difficult for me to make it, so I knew I had to go that extra mile.

"So I started studying players off YouTube and I think this has really helped me. Since I started playing as a striker, I’ve been studying Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Tammy Abraham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Lebo Mothiba.

"For movement, I have learned a lot from Cavani. For technique, Ibrahimovic. For protecting the ball, Mothiba. I still study players on YouTube. It has helped me a lot."