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Barker Wants To End 2020 On A Positive Note

Stellenbosch Coach Steve Barker is hoping for Stellenbosch to end the year on a good note, when they take on Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday evening.

Both teams go into this game on the back of defeats, after Stellenbosch lost the Western Cape derby 2-1 to Cape Town City, while Maritzburg, suffered a 2-0 loss to Swallows.

Maritzburg, who brought in Ernst Middendorp last month to replace Eric Tinkler, are in 16th place with just a point, while Stellenbosch are 9th with 8 points.

Barker knows that Maritzburg will be a tough opponent, as they desperately seek their first win of the season.

“Yah, any team is tough, so that cliche of tough team, they’re all tough in the league,” Barker said ahead of Friday’s game.

“Yah we have to go there and apply ourselves. We let ourselves down a bit (against City), but we can still finish (the year) on a positive note this Friday.”

“We have to go there and put in a big performance.”

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.