Morne Nel inspired by Dumisani Msibi and Ayabulela Magqwaka’s call-ups
Posted: 3 September 2014 Time: 20:50
SuperSport United and national Under-20 midfielder Morne Nel says he is inspired by his peers Dumisani Msibi and Ayabulela Magqwaka’s call-ups to Bafana Bafana.
The national senior team is set to lock horns with Sudan and Nigeria in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Friday and Wednesday respectively.
Msibi, a newly promoted SuperSport United goalkeeper, and Ajax Cape Town defender Magqwaka are Nel’s respective teammates at SuperSport and Amajita.
Nel played a crucial role in Amajita’s midfied engine that saw them qualify for the 2015 CAF Youth Championships after beating Cameroon 2-1 at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday to progress 3-2 on aggregate.
“I’m really inspired by Dumisani and Ayabulela’s call-ups to Bafana Bafana. I wish them all the best, especially Dumisani who is my teammate at SuperSport,” says Nel, who featured in 13 matches last season in his debut Absa Premiership campaign.
“His [Msibi’s] Bafana Bafana call-up is a motivational factor and inspiration to me to double my efforts both at club and national team level.”
“I wish to thank coach Shakes [Mashaba] for calling me up to the national [Under-20] team despite my lack of game-time at SuperSport this season, as well as coach Cavin [Johnson] who gave me a chance to make my PSL debut last season.
“Despite his departure, life must go on and I’m determined to fight for my place in the squad under the new coach,” concludes the 18-year-old, who is yet to make an appearance this season.