A relatively unknown South African striker is beginning to make waves in Austria.

Having scored eight goals in 10 games for 4th division side ASV 13 earlier this year, Elvin Kanyerere Modise has now moved up a tier, and has been snapped up by third division Austrian side ATSV Stadi-Paura.

Modise says he is very happy to get this opportunity and is looking forward to test himself at a higher level.

Modise had a short spell in Austria four years ago, but had to come home to South Africa. He returned earlier this year and seized his opportunity in the fourth division.

Prior to this move, the 25-year-old’s highest level of football was with The Magic in the ABC Motsepe League five years ago.

For most of his career though he played Local Football Association (LFA) football for Camps Bay Football Club.

But despite not breaking through in South Africa, Modise had the determination to believe he could make it in Europe and says it is something he has always dreamed about.

Modise has always scored goals wherever he has played, but he says his biggest strength has always been his pace.

Modise says he hopes to help Stadi-Paura to a top-five finish, and at the same time would like to score at least 12 goals for the season. – Report by Rob Delport