Jacob has been promoted into the Pirates Under-17 development team from the Augusto Palacios Apprentice Academy.
“He came here about six months ago. Within a short space of time he has shown huge potential,” says Palacios. “He is agile and has great reflexes. I think he will grow the same height as Itumeleng Khune. He is humble. We have produced a number of good goalkeepers at the club including Senzo Meyiwa, Thabang Stemmer and now Brighton Mhlongo.
Jacob’s elder brother Itumeleng posted news of the youngster’s promotion on his official Instagram account over the weekend.