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Ever-present Titus sets unique Stellenbosch record

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Devin Titus became the first Stellenbosch FC player to feature in every match of a DStv Premiership season during the recently-concluded 2022/23 campaign.

Having captained Stellenbosch’s reserve team to the 2021/22 DStv Diski Challenge trophy, Devin Titus was permanently promoted to the first team for the 2022/23 season and stepped up with aplomb by featuring in every match of the league campaign.

In doing so, the 22-year-old forward became the first Stellenbosch player to play a part in all 30 league matches of a single top-flight season, bettering the record of 29 previously shared between Ashley Du Preez and current teammate, Deano van Rooyen.

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Titus started in 21 of the 30 matches on offer, appearing as a substitute in the other nine, and scored six times across the campaign, including twice in the club’s famous 3-2 come-from-behind win over rivals Cape Town City in the Cape Derby in January.

Devin Titus of Stellenbosch FC

Most appearances for Stellenbosch in a single DStv Premiership season (league only):
Devin Titus – 30 (2022/23)
Deano van Rooyen – 29 (2021/22 & 2022/23)
Ashley Du Preez – 29 (2021/22)
Sibongiseni Mthethwa – 29 (2022/23)
Mark van Heerden – 28 (2019/20 & 2020/21)
Nathan Sinkala – 28 (2019/20)
Zitha Kwinika – 28 (2020/21)
Ibraheem Jabaar – 28 (2021/22)
Jayden Adams – 28 (2022/23)

His consistency extended to all competitions as well as he played in 34 out of 35 matches last season, only missing Stellenbosch’s 1-1 (4-3) penalty shootout defeat to Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 quarter-final in August when he was an unused substitute.

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That overall tally is second only to Tshepo Mabua who featured in all 36 matches of the club’s inaugural season in the 2016/17 campaign, playing 30 times in the National First Division, four times in promotion/relegation play-off matches, and twice in Nedbank Cup games.

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