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Introduction: Young South African Handed First Belgian Start

Kurt Abrahams Got His First Start In Europe Yesterday

By Joe Crann - Apr 16, 2017 01:25 PM @YesWeCrann

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.

 


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Warra4khosi Joined: 04 Apr 2017
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Warra4khosi Apr 19, 2017 12:20 PM
Behind mzantsi's finest all the way who plies their trade abroad.......thumbs up makwedin maan.
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Footyman Apr 17, 2017 02:51 PM
How I wish we could appoint a Bafana coach who believes in youngsters especially those who are in Europe.
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show_time65 Apr 17, 2017 08:59 AM
Keep raising the Mzansi flag high
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Hloni'mayeng2 Apr 16, 2017 02:43 PM
Gud luck poi... were cheering 4 u here nd dnt change ur citizenship whn things luk as if thy are rollin 4 u
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Dnd_Gotze Apr 16, 2017 02:15 PM
Scored 10 goals in 16 matches for their Reserve Side. ...
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PeddieBoy Apr 16, 2017 02:09 PM
Wish you a gudluck boi. Be an example to young ones in the streets of lavender hill And Cape flats as a whole

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