Following the conclusion of the international break, Stellenbosch FC are set to return to domestic football this weekend when the club travels to Mpumalanga to take on Golden Arrows.
Stellenbosch FC will return to DStv Premiership action on Saturday afternoon when Steve Barker’s side takes on the current second-place side, Golden Arrows at the Mpumalanga Stadium in Hammarsdale.
Stellies head into the encounter on the back of a narrow 2-1 defeat to Orlando Pirates in their recent MTN8 semi-final first-leg clash and will be looking to return to winning ways against Arrows, who most recently claimed a 3-0 league victory over SuperSport United.
The weekend’s fixture will be the ninth league meeting between the two sides, with the team from the Cape Winelands having emerged 5-2 winners during the most recent duel which took place toward the end of last season.
Stellenbosch will, however, be without the services of forward Devin Titus and defender Thabo Moloisane, who are both currently serving suspensions following their respective sendings off against Kaizer Chiefs and Pirates.
Kick-off for Saturday’s match is scheduled for 15h00 and the encounter will be broadcast live on SuperSport PSL 202 and ShowMax. Gates open at 12h00 and travelling supporters can purchase their tickets for R40.00 from TicketPro outlets.
Previous meetings between Stellenbosch FC and Golden Arrows:
29/04/23: Stellenbosch FC 5-2 Golden Arrows
14/10/22: Golden Arrows 1-1 Stellenbosch FC
06/04/22: Golden Arrows 0-2 Stellenbosch FC
06/11/21: Stellenbosch FC 0-0 Golden Arrows
05/06/21: Golden Arrows 0-0 Stellenbosch FC
12/02/21: Stellenbosch FC 1-3 F Golden Arrows
15/08/20: Stellenbosch FC 1-0 Golden Arrows
28/09/19: Golden Arrows 2-2 Stellenbosch FC
Previous matches: 8 | SFC Wins: 3 | Draws: 4 | SFC Defeats: 1 | Goals scored: 12 | Goals against: 8 | Goal difference: +4
Notably, the fixture against Arrows set the scene for major milestone last season when Iqraam Rayners scored his 50th goal for Stellies across all competitions, in the process becoming the first player in the club’s history to hit the half-century mark.