For Braude, this is a fine reward for his development, which was unexpected in Friesland. Just a year ago, the talented Norwegian was still part of Heerenveen Under-21 and even temporarily returned to the Under-18s to get more playing time.
This season, Braude made the jump to the first team and initially had to yield to Hussein Ali and Denzel Hall. However, in the last four league matches, coach Kees van Wonderen has consistently selected him, indicating that he may have overtaken his two rivals in the pecking order.
This has resulted in the extension of his contract, which was set to expire at the end of this season. 'Oliver is developing excellently,' says technical director Ferry de Haan. 'He is an intelligent and technically skilled player, and also very eager to learn. We have a lot of confidence in his sporting future.'