Dan Morgan, who joined Maritzburg United ahead of the 2019/20 season says having a fellow ‘Kiwi’ at the club, in Jeremy Brockie has made the transition from the New Zealand Premiership to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) smooth.
In his first season in the Absa Premiership, the former Auckland City left-back has made 21 appearances for Maritzburg in all competitions and has three assists to his name so far.
“It’s helped me a lot, having another Kiwi here. “A guy [Brockie] who has been here for long and knows the ins and outs of the league,” Morgan told the club’s official website.
“He’s [Brockie] helped me settle in and it’s always nice to have someone with the same accent.
“I’ve known him from back home, he’s so good for team culture. He’s got such a wealth of experience, wealth of knowledge in this league, so it’s perfect for the young boys to gain tips and learn from him,” added the 29-year-old Morgan.
Brockie is currently on loan at ‘The Team of Choice’ from Mamelodi Sundowns.
Morgan admitted that he didn’t know much about South Africa. “It was kind of the unknown. It’s panned out well and the league is going well,” he said.
“The league is very high paced, with a lot of technically-gifted players. Stuff like that brings you to the country.
“It’s probably exceeded my expectation. How athletically gifted the players are, speed, power, seeing it first-hand exceeded my expectations and it took a bit of adapting to,” concluded Morgan.
By FARPost Reporter