Nasief Morris has signed a three-year contract at SuperSport United. The former Bafana Bafana defender was a free agent after being released by Cypriots Apollon Limassol at the end of the season and has been in discussions with several PSL clubs about a return home.
And after 10 years plying his trade in Europe, the 30-year-old central defender snubbed the approaches of both former club Santos and Mamelodi Sundowns to sign for Gavin Hunt’s side.
“I’ve just signed a contract with SuperSport United today,” Morris told KickOff.com.
“I came up last night from Cape Town to do the medical but everything is sorted. I’m very happy and excited because they are a really good team and I am looking forward to the new challenge.”
He added, “There was interest from plenty of teams in South Africa and my first option was to return to Santos because it is where I started and they are based in Cape Town. But financially I wasn’t happy and SuperSport were the one team that was showing a lot of interest and submitted a written offer to my manager.
“We had a serious talk about my options and at this point I think it is the best place for me. Hopefully I can help them win some silverware next season.”
The terms of the deal guarantees Morris a contract for at least two years, with a third triggered if he plays half of SuperSport’s matches in his second season.
He played his last match for Santos in the PSL back in 2001 before moving to Greeks Aris Thessaloniki and the former Recreativo de Huelva and Racing Santander player admits he is looking forward to his new challenge.
“It’s been a long time but I know the level has improved a lot since then,” he said. “But I am really excited about playing in South Africa again and am looking forward to the new season starting already.”