Have you ever been star-struck? Today in studio we were joined by two MTN8 soccer legends. They could barely fit through the studio door with the massive trophy that they were carrying. We spoke with Brent Carelse and Edries Burton who both played in the MTN8 finals. Our news team also met some of the players out on the field.
Brent Carelse is the 2017 legend and Edries Burton was a previous legend who also played for Santos, Bafana Bafana and had a short stint with AmaZulu FC. As MTN8 legends, they are travelling the country giving motivational talks and attempting to bring hope to the young soccer players out there.
Both players want to spread the message to young players that today you can grow up to become anything and everything that you want to be. In their own careers, both players were limited to playing on a small selection of teams. Now however, “homegrown” Cape Town players have just been signed. The pool of talent has become more competitive in the past few years, both legends said, so they encourage youngsters to “carry on, keep pushing, and never give up”.
This Sunday 27 August at 3pm, Cape Town City FC will face Bidvest Witts FC in Cape Town Stadium. MTN8 will be sponsoring prizes and providing data to fans who come to the game. Both Brent Carelse and Edries Burton said that fans have been their biggest motivation during their soccer careers, so they encourage all fans and friends alike to come out to Sunday’s match.
Presenter: Mkhuseli Khusi Veto
Producer: Sophie Breck