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Campbell Opens Up On SuperSport After Dream Transfer

New Club Brugge winger Shandre Campbell has opened up on SuperSport United after his dream move to Europe.

Campbell, 18, has secured a move to the Belgian giants but will be placed in Club NXT in the second tier as he gets to grips with his new environment.

The Belgian club confirmed he signed a deal until June 2027 on Wednesday afternoon and Campbell sent out an emotional farewell message.

“I would firstly like to thank the head coach, Gavin Hunt for putting his faith and trust in me during the season and for never doubting me. I feel privileged to have worked with all the outstanding SuperSport United coaches and support staff who have guided me to be the best that I can be in every age group since I was 11,” he said.

“I would also like to thank the Club Board and management for taking care of me and the other academy players in such a special way. A huge thank you to the players as well, without them my move to Europe wouldn’t have been possible. To Mr. Stan Matthews, who always believed in me, encouraged me and helped support my goals.

“SuperSport United has been so good to me ever since I joined their soccer schools and then their academy until today. This is not a goodbye, but hopefully the beginning of greater things in my career that make you proud.

“To the whole academy staff who have been my second family, especially the house fathers, aunties and drivers who look after us, thank you so much. Lastly, I must thank my parents and the Almighty for giving me this wonderful opportunity to live my dream. My blood is blue. Forever SuperSport United.”

Campbell scored five goals with six assists in 30 games for Matstatsansa in his debut season in the first team.

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.