Massive day for SFC
The Stellenbosch Football Club enforced its place on top of the National First Division log by beating inform Ajax Cape Town in Idas Valley on Sunday.
It was a massive day for SFC. In front of a completely sold out stadium Stellies beat the Urban Warriors 2-1 to bring to an end their winning streak of five matches.
Striker Iqraam Rayners scored both goals for SFC and with 13 goals he is now the clear leader of the top goal-scorers in the NFD. SFC captain Jarrod Moroole has six goals to his name.
SFC took the lead early on, but at halftime the game was tied at 1-1. Another brilliant goal from Rayners in the second half gave Stellies the victory.
There was massive hype before the match. SFC being the log leaders and Ajax Cape Town in red hot form surging to second place of the log after struggling in the bottom half earlier in the season. Neither the teams nor the supporters disappointed. The players played excellent soccer and fans were on the edge of their seats or standing in anticipation.
SFC is currently on 37 points after 18 matches. Mbombela United (32) and Ajax Cape Town (30) are second and third respectively.
Goalkeeper Lee Langeveldt was very emotional after the big match. “Today was extra special. To play in front of family and friends means a lot. Today is an experience we always had in mind for the team and supporters…to be able to give it to them is priceless. But let’s not forget that the season is far from over and we still have lots to do,” said local boy Langeveldt.
“After first few games I said we are a special team so we can do special things, but now we are in a great position to win the league and that would be the ultimate.”
Club owner Rob Benadie (CEO of the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport) added: “We have big plans for the futures and various long-term goals, but what we saw today happened so much faster than we ever thought it would. The fans were absolutely amazing and the way they support the club is phenomenal. I am proud of the players and the supporters.”
The next game is Sunday 3 February against Ubuntu Cape Town in the Idas Valley Sports Stadium.