Current Ajax Cape Town promising left back and SAB U21 Championships graduate Oarabile Morule has encouraged youngsters who will be participating at this year’s tournament to express themselves.
Morule, who represented Free State, in the 2015 Edition of the SAB U21 National Championships, going as far as lifting the trophy, said one thing that sets youngsters back is being too timid to show what they can do.
Morule said this was probably because of the pragmatic tactics from coaches, or players not wanting to make mistakes.
“I think that’s the main lesson I’ve learnt from there. There are a lot of players who play at the tournament, but the problem is that they choose to hold back. Maybe that is what they are told by their coaches or they are just nervous,” Morule said.
“But I think a lot of players can get to live their dream of playing professionally if they can be brave and express themselves. That is a very good platform where talent can be identified,” the young left back, who has been representing Ajax in the Multi Choice Diski Challenge said.
Morule is one of the many gifted success stories of the SAFA’s Development initiatives that are aimed at producing more stars for the PSL as well as the national team.
The youngster shared his journey to the Urban Warriors, where he has shown tremendous potential to get promoted to the senior team.
“I’ve had to learn a lot and to improve. All this is because of the SAB League. Now I’m playing with top players and I have my chance to one day play in the PSL or maybe even go to Europe. But that needs dedication, drive and discipline. I know my goal and I want to achieve it. SAFA and SAB were my launching pad, and now it’s to me to be the best I can be,” said Morule.
This year’s SAB U21 Championships will take place between June and July. Dates and venues will be announced in due time.