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.