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Chippa A Tough Fixture, But Stellenbosch Confident

Stellenbosch will be looking for their first win of the DSTV Premiership season when they host Chippa United at the Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday.

Steve Barker’s team started the season with draws against Swallows and Orlando Pirates, but suffered defeat against SuperSport United in their last match.

Zambian midfielder Nathan Sinkala says that while the team has performed well in their matches so far, they have not get the desired results.

“It doesn’t matter how well we played at Pirates or Supersport we couldn’t pick up the maximum points. Suddenly 2 points from an available 9 makes the results mediocre,” Nathan Sinkala told the club’s website.

“We know there is pressure, but we welcome it, and we trust in our processes. So we know the results will follow, we just have to keep putting in the work.”

Assistant coach Wesley Sergel concurs, and says that while Chippa will be a tough opponent, he is optimistic that they can pick up the win at home.

“Chippa won’t be an easy fixture for us, they are coming off a good victory against Maritzburg United and their coach has got them playing an attacking style of football,” Sergel said.

“We have used the international break to integrate our new signings and continue to build off our first three performances. We look forward to being back at Danie Craven where we will be targeting our first three points for this seasons campaign.”

Stellenbosch’s latest signings, Argentinian Junior Mendieta, Nigerian Stanley Dimgba, and the local trio of Phatutshedzo Nange, Solly Khunyedi and Mswati Mavuso, will all be available for the game.

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.