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Vellios Credits Barker After Second DDC Title

Stellenbosch DStv Diski Challenge coach Evangelos Vellios has credited head coach Steve Barker after securing the second DDC title for the club.

The Cape Winelands-side had to come from 2-0 and 3-2 down to beat Golden Arrows 4-3 on the final day of the season to secure the title.

After the match, a visibly emotional Vellios said there is a special fighting spiring in the club, incarnated by head coach Barker and the club’s leadership – especially after the sad passing of Oswin Andries who was in Vellios’ DDC team when they won the first DDC title two years ago.

“There’s such a fighting spirit in this club,” he told SuperSport TV.

“We saw Ozzy on the field, we 2-0 down against Cape Town City in a PSL match, we turned it around, he was Man of the Match. And there’s a spirit within our club, there’s wonderful things that’s happening and the leadership has created that.

“So I just want to give a shout out to coach Steve, my mentor, and I learned from him, we all do. He makes a family of everyone.

“We train every day with them. I sit on the bench with him and I see him fight game after game. So we had that spirit, you know, we’ll fight till the end.

“I saw the mood change, obviously 0-0 at halftime. We went into the change room and all of a sudden Sundowns start scoring. It’s natural. They’re humans, and they’re young.

“But they withstood today. I’m so proud of them.”

David Kappel
David Kappel
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