Discovered by former Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter in 2004 at the age of just 18, Lance Davids' increased maturity in recent years has been rewarded by a return to national-team contention. The well-travelled midfield man left South Africa at an early age to join German side 1860 Munich, where he made his Bundesliga debut in 2003. He later made the switch from Germany to Sweden when signing for Djurgardens.
He, however, faces very tough competition in midfield and will have to prove his worth before he can topple the formidable midfield combination of McBeth Sibaya and Kagiso Dikgacoi. His return to the South African football in early 2009 was motivated by a desire to safeguard his spot in the Bafana Bafana squad and to prove his worth ahead of the following year's FIFA World Cup. A short spell at Supersport United he moved to Cape Town-based outfit, Ajax Cape Town, but he enjoyed a mixed spell of form this season.