SuperSport United striker Khanyisa Mayo jets out to Spain for trial with Cadiz FC


Mayo, the son of former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs striker Patrick Mayo, has been invited for a two-week assessment as he hopes to kick-start his career abroad.

The 18-year-old faces stern competition for game-time in the PSL as Matsatsantsa boast Bradley Grobler, Kingston Nkhatha, Jeremy Brockie and Thabo Mnyamane in their frontline.

Khanyisa was the top goal scorer at last year's Durban International Under-19 Tournament with six goals in four matches for South Africa's U-19 side which was led by David Notoane.

He was then invited by Portuguese giants side Benfica for trials during the off-season but nothing materialised.

The news of his latest trial was confirmed by his management company QT Sport through its chief executive Tim Sukazi.

"Yes, it is true that Khanyisa left for Spain and he left last night," Sukazi tells

"He'll be having a two-week trial at Cadiz FC, a club playing in the Spanish second division which is the equivalent of the National First Division here in South Africa. We've been working on this opportunity for quite some time together with our Spanish based-partner Ryan Hartslief.

"We believe that it'll be a good level for Khanyisa to kick-start his career in Europe. He's a prolific goal scorer with great instinct inside the box. His qualities showed when he was the top scorer of the Durban U/19 International tournament which featured clubs such as FC Porto and Arsenal.

"It was a bit unfortunate that he didn't get much game-time in the recent AFCON U-19 but maybe it was not his time. We hope all works out well for him at Cadiz."

Cadiz FC are fifth on the table with 52 points from 33 games - 20 points behind log leaders Levante with nine games left.