De Sa: We haven't seen the best of Morris

2016-08-12 17:39
Tashreeq Morris (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa believes that South Africa Under-23 international Tashreeq Morris still has a lot more to offer, despite his showing at the 2016 Olympic Games.

The Under-23 national team failed to make it past the group stages of the tournament in Rio De Janiero after failing to register a single victory in the three games against Brazil, Denmark and Iraq respectively.

Upon the announcement of the squad that travelled to Brazil, Morris' inclusion took many somewhat by surprise, considering his lack of national team experience and game-time, due to an injury he sustained in the 2015 Nedbank Cup final against Mamelodi Sundowns.

"Many people will remember the Nedbank Cup final against Sundowns where he got injured and spent six to seven months out. He went on a massive rehabilitation programme here and came back in the second half of the season for us, but we didn’t see the best of him just yet, he’s got a long way to go, but in the end he did well enough to get a call-up to the Olympics," he told the club's official website.

With the help of the Ikamva-based outfit's medical team, the 21-year-old recovered from his injury in time to complete the 2015/16 Premiership season, in addition to spending a week-long trial at mother-club Ajax Amsterdam.

"We are all very happy for him. Our boys have done their best to make us proud and we certainly are very proud of all of them," De Sa concluded.

Morris is expected to lead the line for the Urban Warriors in the new season and will look to improve on his personal best goalscoring record - which came in the 2014/15 campaign, when he netted six goals in 28 appearances in the league for Ajax.

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