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Stellies CEO Remains Coy On Club’s Transfer Rumours

Stellenbosch Chief Executive Officer Rob Benadie remained coy with rumours surrounding talented young players possibly leaving the club.

The Young Maroons successfully retained the Engen Knockout Challenge for the second successive year after recording a dramatic 0-0 (4-2) penalty shootout win over rivals Cape Town City at Eric Park Stadium in Belhar on Sunday evening. The Cape Winelands outfit also won the DStv Diski Challenge last month for the second time in three seasons.

Stellenbosch is known of producing young quality players like Bafana Bafana star Jayden Adams, Devin Titus, Antonio Van Wyk and Athenkosi Mcaba just to mention a few. Ever since gaining promotion to the DStv Premiership, they’ve unfortunately lost quality players in almost every transfer window.

Mr. Benadie mentioned that it’s impossible not to lose players especially this time of the football season. He also emphasized that they would try to keep their players even though it will be difficult.

“If you ask me what a good transfer window would be, we in that silly season now, it would be nobody is leaving our club we will keep our players,” Benadie told iDiski Times.

“We as a club will try our best to that but it’s impossible its doesn’t work like that whether you Man United or Stellenbosch Football Club there will be players coming and going.

“So we try our best to keep our players, keep the squad together, to keep consistency and continuity because that’s important in sport but we also comfortable with the fact that some players will move on and if also we can develop a young player that he can move over to bigger and better things whether is locally or abroad then we happy to do that.”

Stellenbosch had an impressive season which saw them clinch the Carling Knockout Cup and qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.