Absa Premiership

Matsi: Stellies can finish in the top eight

Mpho Matsi (Gallo Images)
Mpho Matsi (Gallo Images)

Stellenbosch FC midfielder Mpho Matsi reckons the club can pull off a top-eight finish if the Absa Premiership resumes.

With the season currently suspended due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Cape Winelands outfit occupy 11th position in the standings, only seven points clear of bottom side Black Leopards.

However, Matsi remains optimistic that Stellies are on the up and could make a move in the right direction should the season resume.

"I am happy with the progress we have made as a team. We started the season with a squad made up of mostly players from the GladAfrica Championship," said Matsi told SuperSport.

"The club managed to sign a few experienced players. That's when we started getting positive results.

"The main goal is to survive relegation and stay in the league, but it would be nice for us to finish in the top eight.

"With the quality players that we have, I think we can finish in the top eight.

"Sinkala has brought a lot of experience coming from Tout Puissant Mazembe. He won the CAF Champions League with the club and he helped Zambia clinch the Africa Cup of Nations title.

"Having that type of player in the squad has boosted the team. You can see his quality during our matches. He is a top player, who is enjoying his football here with us."

- TEAMtalk media

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