Stellenbosch FC using the advantage of Pirates’ poor form

Stellenbosch is persistent to improve their skills.
The victory in Telkom Knockout
would mean a big deal for their career,
if we take into account that they
had poor performance so far.

Stellenbosch FC is counting on Orlando Pirates’ poor form. Stellies defender Rafiq de Goede says that they are looking forward to taking advantage of the situation. The teams will meet in the Telkom Knockout clash at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

That will be the first Stellenbosch FC cup game ever in South Africa’s top flight. Naturally, they are looking forward to the battle against the Soweto giants judging by De Goede’s statements.

Stellenbosch FC focused on the win

Orlando Pirates didn’t have the best of starts in this season as they are sitting in the eight places on the PSL log table. Pirates have only two victories behind their back so far in this campaign. Rafiq de Goede gave a statement about their preparation for the game.

For us as newcomers, there will be no much pressure on us but we will still try to go all out and give the best of ourselves. We have every reason to believe that we can beat Pirates. I honestly don’t see why we couldn’t beat them, especially now at their current form. We want to show that we are not in the big league by fluke. We are up for any challenge that comes in front of us. Playing in a big competition like this, like Telkom Knockout is always a big challenge.” – De Goede said about the upcoming challenge.


The Cape Winelands club picked up their first victory in the league while beating Polokwane City 2-0 in the away from home game two weeks ago. What do you think? Does Stellenbosch stand a chance in this match or not? Write your opinion in the comments below. If you are interested in placing a bet, tips for soccer 10 will help you.

The Telkom Knockout Challenge draw has been made. You can see the full list of matches in the video above.
If you take the Orlando Pirates current shape into account, do you think Stellies might beat this one?