Former Bafana Bafana defenders Mark Fish and Nasief Morris are challenging young footballers across the country to work hard to achieve their dreams.

Both players had great careers both in South Africa and abroad, with Fish starring in Italy and England, while Morris plied his trade in Spain, Greece and Cyprus.

Speaking at the Western Cape edition of the Engen Knockout, Morris jokes that seeing all the under-18’s makes him wish he was young and starting over again.

But, he says it is now his turn to give back and hopefully play a role in helping some of the future stars of the country.

Both Morris and Fish were teenagers when they made their professional debuts, and Fish says young players today must have the right attitude and put in the hard work if they are to succeed.

Morris hopes to see more South African players challenge themselves, especially when they get a chance abroad.

Fish concurs and says that while it is important to dream, it is equally important to work hard to make those dreams come true. Report by Rob Delport

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