SA youngster Kgaogelo Chauke makes Southampton debut in FA Cup win

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South African midfielder Kgaogelo Chauke has made his professional debut for English Premier League club Southampton in their FA Cup victory over Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.

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Chauke, who only turned 18-years-old on 8 January, was named in coach Ralph Hasenhüttl’s starting XI for the clash against their League One opponents.

Chauke was substituted after 79 minutes as Southampton recorded a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Dan Nlundulu (16th minute) and James Ward-Prowse (89th minute).

KGAOGELA CHAUKE LOOKED ASSURED IN HIS DEBUT

The young midfielder looked assured during his maiden senior appearance as he helped his side secure a spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup where they will meet Arsenal on Saturday, 23 January.

Kick-off is at 14:15 SA time.

Kgaogelo Chauke is one of six South African-eligible players who were registered to play in the 2020/21 English Premier League season.

The other five are Khanya Leshabela (Leicester City), Bradley Cross (Newcastle United), Nikola Tavares (Crystal Palace), Max McMillan (Leeds United) and Percy Tau (Brighton & Hove Albion).

Tau has made an immediate impression at The Seagulls having played in both the FA Cup and English Premier League to date.

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Draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup:

All times SA

Friday, 22 January

Chorley v Wolves – 21:45

Saturday, 23 January

Southampton v Arsenal – 14:15

Barnsley v Norwich – 17:00

Bournemouth v Crawley – 17:00

Brighton v Blackpool – 17:00

Millwall v Bristol City – 17:00

Sheffield United v Plymouth – 17:00

Swansea v Nottingham Forest – 17:00

West Ham United v Doncaster – 17:00

Cheltenham v Manchester City – 19:30

Sunday, 24 January

Chelsea v Luton – 14:00

Brentford v Leicester – 16:30

Fulham v Burnley – 16:30

Manchester United v Liverpool – 19:00

Everton v Sheffield Wednesday – 22:00

Monday, 24 January

Wycombe v Tottenham – 21:45

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