Danish topflight club promote SA prodigy

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A South African youngster is quietly making strides abroad.

Halfway through last season, Theodor Beck moved to the Danish second division to join Silkeborg from Superliga club AGF Aarhus where he spent eight years of his career.

The winger started with Silkeborg’s U19 development squad where he established himself as a regular member of the starting line-up.

Silkeborg were later promoted to the top-flight after finishing in second place in the 1st Division behind Viborg.

In an exclusive interview with FARPost, the 17-year-old revealed that his impressive displays towards the end of the season have earned him promotion to the club’s first team.

“I have now been promoted to the first team after doing well in the last few games of the season,” said Beck.

“The initial idea was for me to come here while looking for an option abroad maybe in Netherlands or Portugal, but after the promotion of the club to the top-flight my agent and and I decided that it’s best to stay.

“To make things sweeter, the coach of the first team came to speak to me saying he watched me play so they have taken a decision to promote me to the senior team – so that’s the next challenge now lets see how it goes.”

Born in Denmark to a South African father and Danish mother, the youngster started playing football at the age of six before joining Aarhus two years later at the age of eight.

Two South African youngsters are now registered with Superliga clubs with 14-year-old midfielder Katlego David Hansen going through the structures of giants FC Copenhagen.

Former Cape Town City winger Gift Links is also in the country playing top division football with Aarhus where he has established himself as one of the key players.

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By Prince Sobayeni