Kgosi Ntlhe has been called up to the senior South African squad.

Young left-back Kgosi Ntlhe has been called up by South Africa for the forthcoming friendly fixtures with Brazil and Mozambique, making him the youngest Peterborough United player ever to be called up for a senior international squad.

The 18-year-old represented his country at youth level during the summer and impressed enough to be selected for the first team squad for the warm-up games for the World Cup in Brazil.

The teenager, who was told the news by first team boss Darren Ferguson, said: 'When the manager told me before training, I actually thought it was banter. I couldn't believe it and it still hasn't really sunk in.

'I am always proud to represent my country so to be called up to the senior squad is a dream. I haven't told my family yet, but I know when I do there will be a lot of shouting down the phone! It really is incredible.

'It has been an unbelievable start to the season for me and I am enjoying every minute. I can't wait,' Ntlhe said.

Academy Manager Dave Robertson added: 'It is fantastic news for Kgosi that he has been called up by the South African senior side. It will be a magnificent experience for him and I know he will take a lot from the time with the squad. I have worked with him for the last couple of years, he is a player that always wants to learn and improve and this is a great reward for him.'