At GSV, we take the self allotted duty of enlightening our readers on all matters sports related very seriously, especially when it comes to informing the fraternity as a whole about the stars of the future that are on the rise as well as those that are already making a splash in the fraternity at a tender young age; we are proud to present to you the GSV Hot List, the most authoritative young African talent index in the entire football realm. The GSV Hot List is our selection of the best u/23 footballers in their positions, ranking the lads against their competitors and giving you some information on the player; we aim to ensure that you remain entertained, informed and enlightened while growing your knowledge base. This is the Mzansi football edition of the GSV Hot List, we will provide you with the quintessential player index of all the premier youth Mzansi football talent in the fraternity; the GSV Hot List is your one stop shop to all your Mzansi stars of the future.
Full Name: Morne Peter Nel
DoB: May 23rd, 1996
PoB: Beacon Valley, Mitchell’s Plain; Western Cape
Caps & Goals: N/A
Position/s: Deep-Lying Playmaker (Regista), Ball-Winning Midfielder, Box-To-Box Midfielder
Club: SuperSport United F.C
Club Jersey No: 17
Appearances & Goals: 22 Apps, 2 Goals
Contract Expiry: June 30th, 2015
Development Academy: Old Mutual Football Academy
Market Value: R 1 625 000
GSV Potential Indicator: John Moeti (5/5)
The Talent Scout Report: (Positional)
Mzansi football has been blessed with an amazingly talented generation of young footballers, yet every “Golden Generation” needs a conductor to link up both spectrums of play and ensure that the team plays according to a specific tempo; with that being said, I would like to introduce you to The General of our next generation of footballers. When one looks at Morne, one wouldn’t be remiss to go on record and state that he is not the typical Mzansi bred midfielder; Nel is built more like the archetypical midfield General you’d expect to see come out of our fellow African nations further up the continent, yet the Beacon Valley born talent seems to seamlessly fuse his physique with an even more impressive technical propensity combines to mark him out as one of the most promising midfielders Mama Africa has bred in the last decade. The Old Mutual Academy graduate seems to have a level of maturity and a positional sense that you would expect to see in a midfielder that is nearer to his peak than a lad that has barely outgrown his teens; the fact that he possesses a passing range and ball winning ability that some household names drool over is proof that Nel is truly cut from a different cloth. Blessed with the engine to get up and down the field, stretching his long legs with ease, and adding immeasurable quality on both ends of the field, a lung busting run from deep by Morne Nel is just one of the most awe inspiring sights in modern football; the future looks exceedingly bright for a young talent that seems to have greatness written all over his every touch of the ball and quality etched onto every “skoon tackle” that he makes. Morne Nel has already begun to attract attention from clubs overseas as scouts from outside Mzansi have begun to keep an even keener eye of a player that seems to be growing in reputations daily, Morne certainly has the ability and mental aptitude to make the grade in any foreign league that he moves to; we at GSV sincerely hope that any move would be contingent on the lad spending another year honing his game in Mzansi at the least, he has made great strides since he finally begun playing regular first team football this season and we would like to see some continuity in that regard as it bodes well for his development.