Swansea City defender Ben Cabango has been the club’s breakthrough star this season after going from strength to strength since his league debut back in November.
Cabango became the first player born in the 21st century to represent the Swans in a league match when he came off the bench against Huddersfield, and he has since managed to establish himself at the centre of defence for the Welsh side.
The Wales youth international has now made 16 appearances during his maiden campaign in the Swansea first-team fold, with Cabango having formed an impressive centre-back partnership with Joe Rodon prior to the EFL’s fixture suspension.
The 19-year-old’s strong displays have seen him follow in the footsteps of players such as Rodon, Connor Roberts and Daniel James by climbing through the Swans’ academy ranks before nailing down a regular spot in the senior set-up.
Cabango particularly caught the eye with his assured performance in the South Wales derby clash against Cardiff earlier this year, with the former Newport man now being touted for a call-up to the Wales national side in the near future.
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Swansea have rewarded Cabango by handing him a contract extension which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2023, with the defender looking set to become a regular figure in Swansea’s back line over the coming seasons.
Cabango’s continuous improvement has led to him becoming a popular figure among the Swansea fanbase, and it has been clear to see that the Jack Army have loved watching the centre-back’s development over the course of the season.
Here’s what some Swansea supporters have been saying about Cabango on Twitter this term…
We spoke to Trevor Birch before the Cardiff game – he told us @BenCabango was going to be a superstar! Looked the real deal last night!
Well played young man! Hopefully some more league minutes to come this year 💪 pic.twitter.com/7vfDX6210B
— Gate 2 Podcast (@Gate2Podcast) November 27, 2019
Ben Cabango, remember the name.
— Stop Bunching! (@SBunching) December 11, 2019
Ben Cabango MOTM for me. Absolutely perfect display
— Daniel Tate (@danielrobintate) January 12, 2020
Ben Cabango was very good today and has been for the last couple of games – obviously made a good choice going to @tnsfc last year – good to see the WPL helping the development of young players for league careers – looks the next cab off the rank if he continues to improve #YJB
— Anthony Melding (@amelding) January 12, 2020
Give Ben Cabango & Joe Rodon a consistent partnership and you’re probably looking at Swansea’s centre-back pairing for the next decade.
— Lloyd. (@LloydTellis) February 11, 2020
@BenCabango & Joe Rondon what a centre back pairing. Both brilliant with the ball at thier feet. Great readers of the game. Lets have another 2 season with you boys at the back and we'll be in the prem #yjb
— Jonathan Eastwood (@Jon_Eastwood6) February 27, 2020
He’s our superstar @BenCabango, he plays at the back, with Joey Rodon the Jack, they’re like Maldini and Cannavaro 👌🏻 🦢
— Elliott James (@ElliottJamess) February 29, 2020
Some good news at last! Congrats @BenCabango same ethic as Ashley Williams, defend first and foremost and with a winner’s attitude. And a good person too. Looking forward to watching the next phase of your career. 👍🏻⚽️ https://t.co/03GFPaRn4x
— David Brayley (@davidbrayley) March 18, 2020
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