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Stellies Youngsters Meet EPL Legends

Stellenbosch’s Diski Challenge Champion team are currently in the United Kingdom where they have been rubbing shoulders with some of the big names in British football.

Having arrived in the UK three days ago, the team is preparing to take part in the Midlands edition of the NextGen Cup, where they will take on Nottingham Forest in the semi-finals on Wednesday evening. Leicester City takes on Indian club Bengaluru FC in the other semi.

Stellies have already in fact played a friendly, when on Tuesday they beat another Indian club Kerala Blasters 1-0.

On Monday, they had the opportunity to rub shoulders with a few English Premier League legends when Jermain Defoe and Wes Morgan spoke to the team. Defoe, a Tottenham Hotspur legend, played professionally for over two decades, also featuring for clubs like Sunderland, Portsmouth and Bournemouth, amongst others.

Morgan also had a two-decade career, spending ten years at Forest, before joining Leicester City, where he famously led the team that won the EPL.

The Next Gen Cup will run until the end of the month, and Stellies will finish off their tour with a friendly against AFC Wimbledon on the 1st of August, before heading back to South Africa.

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