Register Login Scores

Introduction: Young South African Handed First Belgian Start

You may not have heard of Kurt Abrahams yet, but the young South African has been moving up the ranks in Belgium, and yesterday was handed his first professional start.

The forward, who turned 20 in December, was chosen to lead the line for Sint-Truidense VV on Saturday as they took on Lierse in the Belgian UEFA Europa League playoffs, playing 58 minutes as his side went on to win 2-1.
 
Yesterday was Abrahams’ third appearance for the club having come through the youth ranks in recent years, but his first start after being used as a substitute against Waasland-Beveren and Standard Liege.
 
While he’s still waiting for his first goal, the South African did win a penalty – which was converted – in the first five minutes of his debut earlier this month, and he will be aiming to try and find the back of the net if given the chance next Saturday.
 
The striker went for trials with STVV in July 2015 thanks to his club, Cape United, and after they extended his time with them it was decided that they wanted to keep him on a long-term basis.
 
Abrahams, who was raised in Lavender Hill, went on to sign a three-year contract in Belgium – with a two-year option – and his performances for their youth side have now seen him make the step up into the professional ranks.
 
STVV are unbeaten in five games and are still in the running for a spot in next year’s UEL.

 

nextarticle

Singh On His Olympics Omission

8 comments

Top 5

Pirates Claim Spoils In Mini Soweto Derby

16 Nov 18, 2018 04:23 PM in MultiChoice Diski Challenge

Okocha: South Africa Is Not Nigeria's Rivals!

23 Nov 15, 2018 08:00 PM in Bundesliga News

Will Stars Do A Solinas With Middendorp?

6 Nov 17, 2018 10:03 AM in Siyagobhoza

Ballon d'Or Top Three Leaked?

38 Nov 12, 2018 08:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Nigeria Coach Singles Out One Bafana Player

14 Nov 18, 2018 09:00 AM in Bafana

12 Of The Strangest Contract Requests In Football History

7 Nov 15, 2018 07:15 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mothiba Rescues Bafana, Nigeria Qualify For Afcon

95 Nov 17, 2018 04:55 PM in Bafana

How Khune’s Value Rocketed To R20m+

38 Nov 15, 2018 10:02 AM in PSL

Dybala: Since Ronaldo Has Arrived At Juve...

4 Nov 14, 2018 06:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

5 Nominees For BBC African Player Of The Year Announced

4 Nov 17, 2018 09:58 PM in African Football

Man Down As TKO Semis Approach

2 Nov 18, 2018 11:01 AM in Telkom Knockout

The Top Goalscorers In Europe Update

3 Nov 12, 2018 07:33 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Ronaldo: What I Told Angry Higuain After Red Card

9 Nov 12, 2018 08:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Khuzwayo To Challenge Soweto Derby Debut For Bucs?

5 Nov 18, 2018 01:32 PM in Telkom Knockout

Popular on Soccer Laduma