CAPE TOWN – “Pleased with the point, not entirely happy with the performance.”
That was Stellenbosch FC coach Steve Barker’s take on his side’s Premiership debut match away to Chippa United in Port Elizabeth on Saturday that ended goalless at the Nelson Mandela Stadium.
“It was a difficult game for us; our opponents put us on the back foot for the most part of the game, so to return a clean sheet was a good effort. We showed character and good resilience and that gives me confidence going forward.
“Now we look for improvement before our next engagement against Cape Town City at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. That’s going to be a huge derby and one the players will be up for without me needing to motivate them.’’