Born in Cape Town and growing up on the streets of Lavender in the Cape Flats South African attacker Kurt Abrahams has proven that if you believe in yourself and follow your dreams anything is possible in life.
As a teenager Abrahams attended several trials with several clubs in the Cape Town region and in all his attempts he was told that he is too small and too short to play football.
Many would’ve been demoralised by the setbacks that was haunting him week in and week out, but Abrahams kept on pushing until his efforts where awarded through amateur side Cape Town United where he was given an opportunity to play for the club.
Under coach Colin Gie, who is a renowned youth coach, Abrahams would go on to be a top striker.
When he turned 18 in 2015 Abrahams went on trial with Belgian Pro league side Sint-Truidense where he went through the ranks until he broke into the first team in 2017.
He would go on to make his debut in 2017 and later score a famous hat-trick which he scored just 18 minutes after coming on as a substitute in the second half against Mechelen.
Seeking for regular first team football Abrahams signed a 2-year loan deal with KV Westerlo in a bid to help them gain promotion to the first division once again.
Abrahams has since played 57 games in the 18 months he has been with Westerlo and he has scored 17 times in that period .
But is yet to be called to the national team…
By Prince Sobayeni