Midfielder Luke Le Roux started life in Sweden on a high after leaving Supersport United in January.
The 20-year-old arrived at Varbergs Bois and immediately staked a claim for a permanent spot in the starting XI. Although he has not been able to play the last few games due to passport challenges which have forced him to return to South Africa, the midfielder has completed more 90 minutes this season than any other midfielder in the team.
The former Amajita captain has since taken time out to reflect on his first season abroad highlighting how he is satisfied with the team’s performances in their first season in the top-flight.
“Well, it was a good season for us. It was our first season in the top flight so I think we did really well. The Allsvenskan League is more competitive than what people really think it is. It’s huge. It means a lot for us as a club. It was our goal to stay up because we knew how tough it was going to be,” he told FARPost.
Le Roux played 21 league games, but he feels it is only the beginning and the team will only get better moving into the 2021 season.
“Personally, I want to play as many games as possible and just have a good season. But for me, it’s more about the team than myself. We always look to improve. So, for next season, we want to do better than this season. We know it’s not going to be easy, but we definitely will give our best,” he concluded.
Tashreeq Matthews also made a move to Varbergs BoIS after a loan move to Helsingborg in the same division.
The winger had gone out on several loans from German giants Borussia Dortmund before deciding to move permanently to Sweden with an objective of playing regular first team football this season. Matthews featured in 17 league games, scored one goal and assisted 4 more goals.
The third South African at the club is Keanin Ayer who has been at the club for over two years now. Ayer played 22 league games and recently scored his first league goal of the campaign against giants Malmo IF.
Despite being only 20, the South African has played over 50 games for Varbergs BoIS since arriving in June 2018.
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