Percy Tau sealed his move to Brighton & Hove Albion from Mamelodi Sundowns on Friday afternoon.
He penned a four-year deal, putting an end to speculation over his future which had made the headlines for months.
While the 24-year-old attacker will be sent out on loan ahead of the start of the new season, his move to Europe was welcomed across the country.
Tau doesn't qualify for a work permit in the UK due to Bafana Bafana's disappointing position in the Fifa rankings, but he took a brave decision to move out of his comfort zone and look for a new challenge.
Fans took to Twitter to react to the Witbank-born player's move to the Premier League side.
Tau's teammates at Bafana Bafana also congratulated him on the move.