Kurt Abrahams: Westerlo attacker touted for Bafana Bafana call-up ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Kurt Abrahams
Kurt Abrahams
Uncapped South African forward Kurt Abrahams 'without doubt' deserves Bafana Bafana call-up after an impressive season in Belgium.
Abrahams, 22, has been one of the standout performers alongside South Africa star Percy Tau in the Proximus League during the 2018/19 season.
His explosive displays since leaving Sint-Truidense VV helped Westerlo to the Juplier Pro League Playoff's while showing his versatility in a variety of attacking positions.
Having been nurtured from the age of 13 by esteemed youth development coach Colin Gie after impressing during trials at Cape United - the man who discovered the likes of Quinton Fortune and Anele Ngcongca - has lauded his rapid development over the last 12 months.
"Kurt has done exceptionally well since moving to Westerlo from STVV," Gie told KickOff. "More game time has benefited him greatly as can be seen by his outstanding achievements.
"I spotted Kurt's talent at our Cape United trials several years back and although rejected by many clubs due to his size. I had little doubt that the qualities if groomed correctly had a every chance of success in professional football.
With Abrahams being one of a select few who bypassed the PSL to Europe, Gie is confident that his representatives will allow him to reach even greater heights after the current season
"Our management team will ensure that he attains all his dreams in European football - players certainly don't need to play in the PSL in order to reach their dreams in world football."
When asked about his chances of a debut call-up, Gie claimed 'without doubt' he deserves a look-in for Stuart Baxter's future selections and offered insight into what he can offer - while downplaying his 'Eden Hazard' tag he received from Belgian media
"Quickness, good first touch, control and football brain along with good mentality which is of the utmost importance," Gie explained. "I would rather compare him with his idol Iniesta."
Abrahams has directly contributed to 11 goals in 28 appearances across all competitions this season.
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