Stellenbosch FC coach Steve Barker says he did not feel pressure at any time over the club’s poor runs while they were embarking on a five-year project. Orlando Pirates will wait for the Stellenbosch based side on the Orlando Stadium in the Telkom Knockout challenge on Saturday.
Barker said that even though he wanted to win more than anything, he was looking to give every player a chance to run. He said that despite the club’s poor run, he did not feel pressure at any given moment. Check psl results now to see Stellies’ position!
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Steve Barker believes that the Orlando Pirates’ side was the one which was under a lot of pressure. “No, I don’t feel pressure at all, we have a long-term plan at the club which we will stick to so there is no room for fear. It is a five-year project which we are embarking on. We have done all of it in one year so we know what we want to do and how to get there. Not to mention, who we want to get there with. So, I’m a part of that project as well.” – Barker stated.
He said that they will look into giving fringe players a chance. “Pressure is a league game so we don’t feel pressured at all for the Sunday game, this one is just freedom. So, without giving too much away, it does give us an opportunity to give one or two fringe players an opportunity just to see how will they cope at this level.” – Barker said.
Stellenbosch FC will meet the Buccaneers next week at the Cape Town Stadium in a league encounter. Barker stated that their battle has to remain in the league at the end of the season. “We have a war here to win and the war is what we want. That will help us stay in the big league at the end of the season. You have battles along the way, some you win and some you lose but war is the final event.” – he added. If you placed a bet, you might be interested in checking the supabets fixtures and betting codes. Good luck!