Luther Singh on song in Sweden at GAIS
Posted: 13 May 2016 Time: 09:47
Cast into an unfamiliar striking role, South African teenager Luther Singh continues to be on song in the new Swedish season after netting the winner for second-tier GAIS this week.
The 18-year-old bagged his second of the campaign with a clinical finish in the 1-0 victory over Åtvidaberg that kept up the club’s good start and continues to win rave reviews as he enters his first full season at the club.
And with their squad having had a virtual overhaul in the off-season by coach Benjamin Westman, Singh says the signs are they are starting to gel and will only get better as the campaign goes on.
“It was a bit difficult in the very beginning of the season but good players will always complement each other. We are working together to get to know each other more,” Singh told reporters.
“I think that this match [against Åtvidaberg] was the best of any we've played together yet.”
Singh played more as a winger last season but has been thrust into a striking role as the club aim to use his electric pace and fine dribbling ability.
It paid off against Åtvidaberg as he beat the offside trap to race clear, round the goalkeeper and score.
The second South African at GAIS, 21-year-old midfielder Pule Maraisane, has made less of an impact having not yet featured in the league. He has been on the bench on five occasions though, including against Åtvidaberg.
Singh and Marsaine are both products of Farouk Khan's Stars of Africa academy that has also produced the likes ot May Mahlangu, Tokelo Rantie, Surprise Ralani and for a time was the home of Tefu Mashamaite.