Belgium has been a popular destination in years gone by for South African footballers looking to break into the European market, and one PSL star is hoping to follow suit.
Cape Town City star Thabo Nodada has been one of the most consistent midfielders in the Absa Premiership in recent years, which last year almost earned him a spot in Stuart Baxter's Africa Cup of Nations finals squad.
The 25-year-old, who has only turned out for two clubs – technically one because of the sale of the status of Mpumalanga Black Aces to City in 2016 – has been linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs.
However, with Citizens chairman John Comitis having since ruled this out, he has set his sights on a move to Europe, with his personal preference being a move to the Belgian First Division A – where the likes of Percy Tau and Darren Keet currently ply their trade.
"I think Belgium. Watching a bit of the Belgian league and also speaking to some of the players that have been there, it's a good stepping stone into whatever next phase my career is going," Nodada said during a SAFJA online press conference.
"There, I feel I could have a decision of the world being my oyster and me going to heights we've never imagined, or becoming a way better version of a Thabo than one who would have stayed in South Africa.
"So, a move to Belgium for me is a win, and from there we just work, enjoy the football, push to be the best of ourselves. So yeah, I think Belgium [is a suitable next move]."