In the next two weeks, Stellenbosch FC is facing the three-cup finals which will have a deep impact on their career. The first in a row is a game against fellow strugglers Baroka FC at the Athlone Stadium on Friday.
They are also preparing to host Black Leopards on January 25th. After that, travel back to Polokwane City on the 1st of February. If Stellies manage to win all three, they will be safe from relegation in their maiden season back in the top form.
Stellenbosch FC have only one home victory
After their impressive 4-1 success in an away game at the Highlands park, they were showing signs that they are coming back into the top-flight. “The next three fixtures will be like a cup final for us. We are coming off a big win as we hope that can be a catalyst for better performance and going forward.”
“As soon as you play the teams that are around you, it is critical to get good results. In three games, nine points; we need a great return. In this league, we have seen that there are no easy fixtures. It doesn’t matter if you play number 1 or number 16. You always need to do your best.” – Steve Barker announced.
The Stellenbosch coach was relieved after the Highlands Park victory. It came as a great turnover after losses to Bloemfontein Celtic and Bidvest Wits at the start of this season. “We were aware that we had to make a good start this year but unfortunately, we lost two games against Bloemfontein Celtic and Wits. Highlands Park was not an easy fixture but we made it away with three points and I am very happy with that.”
“That victory elevated us from the danger zone to 11th spot. From a mental point of view, it was a great result and a confidence booster. I explained to my players that we need to show resilience.” – Barker added. Stellies only had seven of their 18 matches on the home ground. They only have a single home victory against Orlando Pirates with only four goals scored. Get ready for their next fixture with betway south africa.