Barker is fed up with losing the best players in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch FC have been a preferred group for golf equipment in search of high quality gamers for a variety of years however this has hampered the group’s progress, in response to supervisor Steve Barker.

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The 55-year-old, who has been on the helm of Stellenbosch since 2017 when the group was nonetheless enjoying within the decrease leagues of SA soccer, has seen many proficient gamers come and go however the group has nonetheless managed to develop by bringing in Gamers to achieve success new expertise, particularly from their improvement buildings.

Barker says this has to cease in the event that they wish to be a profitable membership within the DStv Premiership.

Simply final season, Barker misplaced the providers of his greatest and greatest gamers Zitha Kwinika and Ashley du Preez to fellow DStv Premiership group Kaizer Chiefs.

There are at present talks that Junior Mendieta and Sibongiseni Mthethwa might go away the membership, with the 2 gamers reportedly on a needed checklist from a number of golf equipment together with Chiefs.

Nonetheless, the lack of these two gamers will once more be a setback for Barker’s progress on the membership.

Barker have been capable of convey proficient gamers like Jayden Adams and Devin Titus into the senior group they usually have fitted into the squad very nicely and Barker says it is necessary they do not lose extra of their greatest gamers.

“Personally as a supervisor I would like us to achieve success, I would like us to problem additional up the league and have cup runs like we have now (in the intervening time with the Nedbank Cup). If we wish to obtain that, it is necessary that we begin being the group that does not lose its greatest gamers and we are able to preserve our greatest gamers,” mentioned the Stellies coach.

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“So if we are able to preserve our younger gamers that we have now, 5 of them can be chosen for the provisional U23 squad. Plus gamers like Mendieta and Mthethwa, Iqraam Rayners, these are the skilled gamers that we introduced they usually have the standard. It will be significant for us as a soccer membership to additionally achieve success, and that’s by retaining the gamers that we have now.”

Stellenbosch is tenth within the log with 27 factors.

They host eighth-placed AmaZulu FC on the Danie Craven Stadium on Friday and a win over Usuthu will see them into the highest eight.