Garang Kuol

The 18-year-old, who featured at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, joins the Jambos from Premier League side Newcastle United until the end of the season.

A sensation in Australia, Garang came through the academy at Central Coast Mariners before making his senior debut in December 2021.

Then a teammate of Kye Rowles, he capped off his A-League bow with a goal in April 2022, and would go on to score four times in his first seven games for the Mariners, netting seven goals in 22 overall appearances.

That form alerted some of Europe’s biggest clubs and in September of last year Garang agreed a pre-contract deal with Newcastle, officially moving to St James’ Park on January 1st.

Garang’s talents have also been recognised on the international stage. Having been capped for Australia U20s, he was called up to the senior squad for the Socceroos’ friendly matches against New Zealand last September.

His rise continued when Graham Arnold named him in the Australia squad for the World Cup Finals, alongside Rowles, Nathaniel Atkinson and Cammy Devlin. That call up earned him the title of the youngest ever player to make an Australia World Cup squad, and he would go on to feature against eventual runners-up France and eventual winners Argentina in Qatar.