SFC ready to make history
Stellenbosch Football Club needs one more victory to write another chapter in the rich history of this Winelands town.
If SFC wins this Sunday – the final game day of the 2018/19 National First Division season – it will become Stellenbosch’s first ever Premier League Soccer club.
SFC is currently top of the NFD log, but in a fierce battle with Royal Eagles for the NFD title and automatic promotion to the Premier Soccer League.
SFC has 55 points after 29 matches and Royal Eagles are on 53. Stellies’ last match of the season is against Maccabi FC at the Idas Valley Sports Ground. Maccabi is in 10th position on the log.
This past weekend SFC beat Cape Umoya 3-0 at the UWC Sport Stadium. Gregory Roelf scored the first goal for Stellies, while Abednigo Mosiatlhaga and Ashley du Preez also got on the score sheet.
Even though the game at UWC was Cape Umoya’s home game, the stadium was packed with Stellies’ fans who had a ball supporting their team and they got to see some great action.
“We scored some quality goals today. It was a solid performance from the players,” said Steve Barker, SFC coach afterwards.
“There is a lot of pressure this close to the end of the season with full points needed from each match. The players have stepped up each time showing a lot of character so credit must go them for another fantastic effort filled with commitment, courage and bravery. We have one more game left and it is all in our hands and that is what we want.”
Kick-off for Sunday’s match is at 15:00. Tickets are available from the Idas Valley Sport Council. With everything to play for and a chance to see the team getting promoted fans are encouraged to get their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.