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Stellenbosch Football Club

Injuries are a part of professional football, with most in-direct injuries occurring in the lower extremities. Thigh, knee and ankle injuries are amongst the most prevalent injured areas. The multifaceted nature of injuries infer that they cannot be prevented but an effort can be made to reduce the likelihood of one occurring. Player profiling (PP) is a standard screening practice in professional football and is used as a strategy to reduce injury incidence. Player unavailability …

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Zitha Macheke changes his last name to Kwinika Zitha Kwinika said: “The reason behind me changing my surname to  Kwinika is because it’s my Dad’s surname. Zitha is actually also my surname because it’s my clan name from my Dad’s side. So it’s basically me going back to my original surname, going back to my roots. My dad has always been there for me all my life, it’s not like he has just come into …

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As professionals in a high-performance industry, we like to think of ourselves as pirates. We all start with nothing, roaming the seas of the sport science ocean and over time stealing ideas, accumulating knowledge, concepts, and viewpoints that we align with. We take from others to benefit and create our identity; we are high-performance scavengers. Over the course of the upcoming season, we will be releasing a monthly blog that will cover trending topics. The …

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“I’m already loving it. The club is incredibly inclusive, and it clearly values people. And I am not just saying that just because they’ve appointed me. I think that’s already a hallmark of the football club – people matter,” says Nadin.   Bruce Nadin, co-founder of Sports Chaplaincy South Africa (SCZA) and ex Sports Chaplain at the former Ajax Cape Town, now Cape Town Spurs, has recently been appointed as the Sports Chaplain at Stellenbosch FC (SFC).    CEO of SAS (Stellenbosch Academy of Sport) and SFC, …

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“I have the responsibility to showcase what I am capable of, not just for myself, but for all of Stellenbosch. I want people to know that there is talent in Stellenbosch,” said Stellenbosch FC striker, Ashley Du Preez, after his call-up to the U23 national team training camp hosted in eThekwini between 21-29 March. Du Preez became the latest Stellenbosch FC player to snub a national team call-up when on Friday 19, when the player …

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After a relatively stable start to the season, Stellenbosch FC find themselves in need of a win when they next face AmaZulu FC at the Jonssons Kings Park Stadium in Durban this Friday, 29. SFC who are currently 10th in the League and level on points with Usuthu (9th) will look turn what seems to be a bad run of form into a good return. The side from Stellenbosch have now gone 4 games without …

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“We have to get the victory”, says Head Coach of Stellenbosch FC (SFC), Steve Barker ahead of their clash against old boys of the League, Kaizer Chiefs FC. Stellenbosch FC take on a resurgent Kaizer Chiefs FC at the Danie Craven Stadium at 5pm tomorrow afternoon, in what is set up to be a mouth-watering affair between two camps experiencing contrasting emotions coming in to this one. After a stable start to the new year, …

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Stellenbosch FC (SFC) played out to a one-all draw when they faced Bloemfontein Celtic FC at the Dr. Molemela Stadium this past weekend (Saturday, 17). After a one game suspension Zitah Macheke returned to the starting 11 in what was a very special occasion for the right-full back, reaching an honourable milestone of 100 top-flight PSL appearances. Other changes to the first 11 saw Azeemud-Deen Brenner receive his first PSL cap and debut start for …

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Stellenbosch FC will look for a positive result this afternoon when they take on Bloemfontein Celtic FC at the Dr. Molemela Stadium at 15:30. Head Coach, Steve Barker says, “I think having played the two back-to-back fixtures at home and getting the 4 points out of 6 gives us a bit of confidence. However, we know it’s never easy coming up against Celtic. We need to go into the game with the expectation that we …

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Stellenbosch FC move up to 7th on the Dstv Premiership standings after having played 10 fixtures thus far – better off, then where they were at this stage of last season’s campaign. Head Coach Steve Barker said, “I think it would be too early to talk about a top 8 finish but that certainly is the target. I don’t see why we can’t achieve that, but the goal has always been to be better than …

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The PSL and its Executive Committee have made the decision to suspend the DStv Diski Challenge with immediate effect until further notice. PSL statement: The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Executive Committee in consultation with MultiChoice has taken a decision to suspend all DStv Diski Challenge Fixtures with immediate effect until further notice. Stellenbosch FC currently top the Diski Challenge standings after four rounds of competition. Assistant Coach Jason Rhoda said, “We have assembled a strong …

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Stellenbosch FC (SFC) kick-started the new year with a 2-0 victory over DSTv Premiership newbies Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) at the Danie Craven Stadium this past Tuesday. TTM started the match with real intent and had the home side under the cosh for the opening exchanges of the game. The visitors were awarded a penalty in the 18th minute after a De Goede handled the ball in the box. However, TTM could not capitalize …

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Stellenbosch FC take on Mamelodi Sundowns FC at Loftus Versfeld Stadium this evening in what will be an emotional affair after the South African football fraternity mourns the death of former Bafana Bafana international and Sundowns player, Anele Ngcongca. The club would like to convey its heartfelt condolences to the Ngcongca family and friends as well as the entire Masandawana family. “Firstly, let me take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies to the Ngcongca …

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“Stay safe and support us from home”, is the call from General Manager Garth Le Roux who pleads with the public to refrain from using mountain routes to gain access to watch PSL action at the Danie Craven Stadium. After picking up a hard-fought point on the road, the Stellies outfit return to the Danie Craven Stadium this weekend when they next face Chippa United FC on Saturday the 21st of November, kick-off at 15:30. …

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Stellenbosch Football Club is a professional football club currently playing in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL). The club is located in the town of Stellenbosch, a short distance away from Cape Town. Stellenbosch FC is based at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, a world class training facility for international sporting teams. The role of the First Team Performance Analyst is a key position within the Technical and Recruitment departments at the club and …

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The iconic Danie Craven Stadium welcomed its PSL inaugural match-up in the DStv Premiership yesterday, with home side Stellenbosch FC taking on Swallows FC in what as an historic day for the town of Stellenbosch and the club. Head Coach Steve Barker says: “It’s massive, it’s massive for us a club, it’s massive for our communities and more importantly it’s massive for the town of Stellenbosch. We know how important it is for us to …

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Our Home Kit boasts the traditional colours of maroon and gold, synonymous to the town of Stellenbosch filled with its rich history that now writes a new passage for football domination. The argyle pattern represents the diamond-known to be the toughest material in the world-this a representation of the teams’ tenacity, resilience, and strength. The glaring shudders of gleaming gold that spurs from the bottom of the jersey is a visual representation of the desire …

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