Did you know that Absa Premiership outfit Stellenbosch FC has the richest club boss? Johann Rupert, the billionaire businessman whose influence is being felt in the Cape Winelands region is the Stellies big boss.
Even though he’s estimated value is around $5.5 billion, which is around R 81.35 billion, he is not investing much in quality players. When confronted, he disagrees that he is not doing enough on this matter.
According to Steve Barker, spending a lot of money on players does not guarantee you success in the field. John Rupert’s investments are supposedly felt in all other areas of the club. Prepare for the next month when Stellies will play AmaZulu. Place your bet on time with the help of betway offices in south africa.
Stellenbosch FC is not just about the money
“I have no comments on the subject of not buying big players. He obviously did invest in his football club. The club as it is is adding huge value to the Cape Winelands region. It is creating opportunity and it is creating dreams. Those dreams can come through for the kids of the Winelands who want to play professional football.” Barker explained.
“There was never a professional team in that environment so you know that he is doing a great thing for the children up here. Money can’t buy you success, it is something you need to build for the long term, on your own. If you want sustainable success, you need to be realistic. So now, we are building a project to go forward.”
“I am sure that this club will have a successful team in South African football. That is one of our basic strategic objectives. We want to be a mainly homegrown team and secondly, we also want to add value to the community. I believe we can achieve that one day.”
Stellenbosch has a modest playing squad but despite that fact, they managed to shock Soweto giants Orlando Pirates with a 1-0 victory. On Saturday, Iqraam Rayners punished a defensive mistake which decided the course of the game. Check the PSL log and results to see how Stellies improved this season.