Football is not football without fans – ‘Stellies’ captain Moroole


Jarrod Moroole says the experience of captaining Absa Premiership rookies Stellenbosch FC has been something of an eye-opener.

A giant figure at the heart of the defence and midfield, Moroole helped ‘Stellies’ secure promotion to the Absa Premiership last season as the side clinched the National First Division (NFD) title now known as the GladAfrica Championship.

Moroole joined Stellenbosch in 2016 from FC Cape Town and says leading the side has made him realise that football is not all about being competitive and the technical aspects of it but also about the fans who support the club.

Picture courtesy of ‘Stellies’.

“The journey for me as the captain made me realise it’s not just about the technical aspects or the matches played but the people who support you,” said Moroole

“To our families, friends and SFC fans we are grateful for the time you’ve spent with us at every match supporting us on and off the pitch. Believe me when I say you are our motivation. Football is not football without you,” he said.

The 28-year-old made missed several games this season through injury and make his return to action in January before the season has suspended in March due to the coronavirus. He has played 13 games in all competitions this season.

‘Stellies’ faithfuls.

“As captain of Stellenbosch Football Club, I would like to say thank you. I’ve been a part of the Stellenbosch journey since 2016 and it was tough in the beginning but having a coach like Steve Barker made it all seem like leaves through the wind,” concluded Moroole.

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