Stellenbosch Football Club

Barker: It was a performance reflective of our log position

Football Dstv Premiership 2023/24 Stellenbosch Fc V Royal Am Danie Craven Stadium

Stellenbosch FC head coach has expressed his pride at his team’s performance after Maroons recorded a comprehensive 3-0 DStv Premiership victory over Royal AM on Saturday.

In the club’s first match since the conclusion of the international break, Stellenbosch FC romped to a 3-0 win over Royal AM at the Danie Craven Stadium, courtesy of goals from Devin Titus, Iqraam Rayners, and an own goal from Siphesihle Msomi.

“I’m obviously very pleased,” Barker said following the match. “I thought it was a very professional and mature performance, and reflective of a team that belongs where we are on the table, which is currently second.

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“It was a solid performance all round where everybody did their bit. We kept a clean sheet and scored three goals, so one can’t complain about anything today. I was really proud of that.”

Stellies’ three-goal lead was achieved within the opening hour of the match, and Barker revealed that the early advantage allowed him to turn his attention toward Tuesday’s match against Kaizer Chiefs with some early substitutions of key players.

“Tuesday is close and fortunately the game allowed us to have the luxury of making substitutions to keep everyone ready and fresh because obviously, a big, big game awaits us,” he concluded.

Stellenbosch will travel to Gauteng next week where they are set to take on the Amakhosi at the FNB Stadium, where the Maroons will be looking to extend their current club-record unbeaten streak of 18 matches across all competitions.