PSL

Stellenbosch aim to sign 9-12 players ahead of PSL campaign

Steve Barker (Gallo Images)
Steve Barker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Stellenbosch FC coach Steve Barker says the club will keep the majority of their promotion-winning side while adding some PSL quality to their squad for next season.

The side from Cape Town gained promotion to the Premiership by winning the National First Division last Sunday, and already thoughts have turned to their first season in South Africa's top flight.

Speaking of the achievement and about plans for 2019/20, Barker said: "I thought I'd party harder than I did last night but I hit a brick wall and went off early to sleep.

"We've had some preliminary plans on the table for several weeks now. One for if we won the NFD, one for the playoffs and one if we didn't get anywhere.Two of them are off the table now!

"We are looking now at the squad, the players for next season plus trying to build an MDC squad. We hear there will be some 30 MDC games next year so we need to build that up.

"We'll be keeping most of our current squad, if not all, and then we need to get in-between nine and 12 players, of which there will be key players for the first team and youngsters for the squad and MDC side."

Stellies are off on holiday until June 24 when pre-season begins. The club already have friendlies arranged against Bidvest Wits, Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United after that time.

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