Amajita star earns Sweden transfer

Players Abroad

SuperSport United have confirmed the transfer of one of their prominent youth players to Swedish outfit Varbergs BoIS.

Midfielder Luke Le Roux completed a deadline day switch from SuperSport to Varbergs, signing a long-term deal that will keep him abroad until 2024, the club confirmed.

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Le Roux is prominently known for having starred for Amajita at the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger and helping the team qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which he later missed in Poland last year.

The 19-year-old earlier came up through the Matsatsantsa youth ranks since 2016, before joining Stellenbosch FC, where his father Garth Le Roux is a team manager.

He returned to Tshwane in January 2018 and managed four CAF Confederation Cup appearances and a Nedbank Cup sub appearance in his debut season with United's first team, while playing an integral role with their Multichoice Diski Challenge side.

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"We are exceptionally proud of Luke being able to pursue his dream of European football in Sweden. He has worked very hard within our structures for the past 5 years," said CEO Stan Matthews.

"He has been up and down between Cape Town, Johannesburg and The Netherlands and I’m delighted for him that his dedication and talent has earned him a good move at an early age to the right kind of club environment.

"We wish Luke every success in his future in Europe and for Bafana Bafana.”

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