Human continues meteoric rise in Israel


South African youth international Rowan Human continues doing well in his first season abroad.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been having a very good season in the Israel Liga Leumit with Beitar Tel Aviv where he is on a season-long loan from giants Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Human signed a two-year deal with Maccabi after leaving Bidvest Wits who sold their status to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhadila.

On Tuesday night, Beitar Tel Aviv defeated Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 2-0 away from home and Human netted the first goal in the 49th minute to give the visitors a well deserved lead before Yaniz Mizrahi sealed all three points with a beautiful strike from outside the box.

Human has now scored four league goals in 14 games for Tel Aviv who sit in third place on the table with 36 points after 22 games played.

The midfielder already has international experience having played for South Africa at U17 and U20 level.

He captained Amajita in the recent U20 Cosafa Cup held in Durban, but unfortunately South Africa was knocked out in the group stage of the competition and did not qualify for the on-going U20 Youth Championships (Afcon) in Mauritania.

For the first time in years, South Africa has a host of youngsters making strides in Europe with some even playing first team football.

Boipelo Mashigo is playing first team football with SpVgg Unterhaching in Germany and Siyabonga Ligendza is making strides with Cardiff City, while players like Akiel Raffie (Fleetwood Town) and Bradley Cross (Newcastle United) have also been doing well in their respective clubs.

Tel Aviv will now shift their focus to Saturday’s State Cup fourth round tie with Hapoel Shiryat Shmona. Human has already found the back of the net in the cup and will be eager to add more goals to help the club progress as far as possible in the competition.

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By Prince Sobayeni 

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