Awilo Causes a Stir in Thailand (allAfrica.com)

Willy Stephanus’ stock is rising rapidly in Thailand. Following another inspired performance for new club Krabi FC at the weekend, the crafty Namibian international midfielder reportedly impressed scouts from leading Thai Premier League sides.

Stephanus scored his first goal for first division side Krabi in a 2-1 victory over Trat FC.

The playmaker joined Krabi on a six-month loan from Namibia Premier League club Black Africa and has helped his new side win their second game in a row since joining last week.

According to the Thai Football Agent Co, Ltd website, his stellar displays have already attracted “interest from higher up in the Thai Leagues” but the player maintained that he was focused on his current club.

“I am thankful to Krabi for giving me the opportunity to play in Thailand. It was something that I really wanted to do. They were the club that worked so hard to make it possible for me. My agent and the management team worked long hours to get the paperwork and ITC sorted and I am trying to do my best for the team to repay the favour,” said the 24 year-old.

Stephanus said he will not get carried away with his impressive start, and that he was still some way off where he wants to be.

“The Trat game was a match we had to win and give ourselves a great chance to climb further up the league log,” he said.

“I am still getting up fitness wise and that will come in the next few games but I am feeling good and when I got the chance in front of goal I knew it was important for the team to score,” Stephanus said.

Stephanus and compatriot Tangeni Shipahu, are expected to feature in a cup game against Police United on Wednesday and are looking forward to making an impression in the competition.