Speaking ahead of their DStv Premiership game today against Kaizer Chiefs Stellenbosch Head Coach Steve Barker says his team want to finish the final third of the season on a high note.
Barker says that they are still targeting a top eight finish, but they need to get as many points as possible going forward.
With regard to face Chiefs, Barker says it will be a big challenge away from home, especially as Chiefs are on a bit of a good run of late.
“Ja, obviously, you know, ten games to go, the business end of the season,” Barker told the club’s media department.
“So important phase for the club, and starting against Chiefs. Obviously, we’ve come off some solid performances in our previous four fixtures, and had a good break during the FIFA window period, which allowed us to work on certain things that we want to be improving on and be better at.
“It also allowed us to get ourselves close back to full sort of squad availability. So it’s been a good period, preparation has gone really well. It’s been a really good positive mood around the camp and the team.”
“We want to finish the final third of the season on a really strong note. And we believe we can do that.”
“There is still opportunities for the top eight position, but obviously, we need to get points as quickly as possible to put ourselves in a position to be challenging for that.”
“Chiefs away from home, never an easy match, they’ve obviously themselves come off two good results, having kept two clean sheets beating Pirates and Casablanca. But we feel that as a team we’ve developed, we growing with confidence.”
“We are a team that’s capable of beating anybody on any given day, as long as we play to our full potential and continue to believe that we can win each and every game that we participate in.”
“Obviously will be tough, they’ve got some really good individual players, match winners, a big club like Kaizer Chiefs, but we’re going into the game with confidence that we can put in a big performance and give ourselves the best chance of getting maximum points.”