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SA Star In Fine Form And Secures Trophy In Europe

South African striker Darren Smith has started the 2024 season in Finland in fine form and helped FC Inter Turku secure the LiigaCup.

Smith, 28, has hit five goals in his first six games this season for the club as they secured the LiigaCup, which kicks off the domestic league season.

It promises to be a major season for the former Ajax Cape Town talent, who scored nine goals with two assists in 39 games last season after his return to Europe.

Smith had a stint in the Botola Pro with ASFAR, where he became the first South African to feature in the Moroccan top-flight.

However, having arrived mid-way through the season after being inactive as the Finnish league had ended months prior, he failed to establish himself and eventually returned to the country where enjoyed prolific spells with Ekenäs IF and FC Honka between 2020 and 2022.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.