The teenage midfielder signed a long-term deal with Dortmund, who are known for grooming young players.
Matthews came through the Ajax Cape Town academy and Dortmund are expecting a bright future for him. Here's how optimistic South African's were on Twitter.
Really excited for 18 year old Tashreeq Matthews, now that all paperwork has been sorted & he begins his @BVB career.— Rob Delport (@FMSouthAfrica) November 5, 2018
Keep an ear on @SPORTATSABC radio platforms as the Amajita star discusses following in the footsteps of 🇿🇦’s Marc Arnold, @DelronB & @therealstevenpi at Dortmund. pic.twitter.com/NgT3JoEnK2
@robertmarawa #TashreeqMatthews— Ben Johanson (@JohansonBen) November 5, 2018
You asked whether SA was sleeping all along. I think we were.
In this July 2018 article, a June 2018 tweet referred to the “possible” Borussia Dortmund deal.https://t.co/ctZIMZ5Cps
This kid attended my school we both matriculated last year! Grew up around gang violence, but look at God, got him out of it and placed him on a pedestal! I'm so fkn happy for Tashreeq! https://t.co/CMcw0CxZxB— Zeigh (@Zeighlove) November 4, 2018
From Cape Town to Germany— Lwazi Ntanga (@LN_NTANGA17) November 4, 2018
Ajax Cape Town >> Dortmund
Congrats Tashreeq Matthews
The obligatory shirt unveiling for Tashreeq Matthews at Borussia Dortmund…— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) November 5, 2018
He could make his debut against Atletico in the UEFA Youth League tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Lk7dbECKrj
Tashreeq Matthews(18),Striker— Just Prince (@PrinceSobayeni) November 4, 2018
Matthews who has went through the Ajax academy left for Germany in the recent window and information is that he has signed a long term deal with Giants Dortmund @Veli_Mbuli @DiskiStyle @nealcol @robertmarawa @FarPostSA pic.twitter.com/DHEsjn4bzG
The 3rd SA footballer to join @BlackYellow - can you name the other two?— Neil Greig (@NeilGreigSoccer) November 5, 2018
One from Sydenham, #Durban & the other Westbury, Joburg
Tashreeq Matthews https://t.co/xZPZXEL8hZ, hails from #HanoverPark - where @bennimccarthy17 grew up
Keep dreaming young boys & girls! pic.twitter.com/bWa6Ci2zlS
EXTRA TIME: The rise of Tashreeq Matthews from Ajax Cape Town to Dortmund youth https://t.co/OjurgxiKn9— luvuyo aNkwali (@luvuyo_8) November 6, 2018