You can read how South Africa's media, the fans and football fraternity reacted to the news that Tashreeq Matthews signed for Bundesliga greats Dortmund.
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.
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 — Rob Delport (@FMSouthAfrica) 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 — Ben Johanson (@JohansonBen) November 5, 2018
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
Ajax Cape Town >> Dortmund
Congrats Tashreeq Matthews — Lwazi Ntanga (@LN_NTANGA17) November 4, 2018
The obligatory shirt unveiling for Tashreeq Matthews at Borussia Dortmund…
He could make his debut against Atletico in the UEFA Youth League tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Lk7dbECKrj — Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) November 5, 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 — Just Prince (@PrinceSobayeni) November 4, 2018
The 3rd SA footballer to join @BlackYellow - can you name the other two?
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 — Neil Greig (@NeilGreigSoccer) November 5, 2018