Bafana Bafana striker Lars Veldwijk has been nominated for the 2018/19 Eerste Divisie Player of the Season, following his fine exploits for his club in Holland’s Second Division.
Veldwijk has been nominated alongside Netherlands trio Istvan Bakx, Terell Ondaan, Bryan Smeets and Aitor Cantalapiedra from Spain.
He is now the second South African to earn a nominee for an accolade in Europe after Percy Tau, who’s also notched up a nominee for the same award in Belgium’s Second Division.
Veldwijk has already netted 22 league goals in 33 matches for Sparta Rotterdam as they continue to push for promotion to the Eredivisie next season.
The lanky striker has twice featured for Bafana Bafana though he’s yet to get on the scoresheet for the national side.
He will be eager to continue working hard in order to earn himself a place in the team for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt next month.