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Stellies Face Nervy Wait To Discover CAF Fate

Stellenbosch FC face an anxious stand by to see whether the club will address South Africa in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.

Steve Barker's side brought a surprising 2021/22 mission to an end in style on Saturday subsequent to recording a last-pant prevail upon Cape derby rivals Cape Town City at the Danie Craven Stadium.

The outcome came civility of a late objective from veteran Granwald Scott and terminated the club into third situation in the DStv Premiership standings in front of Kaizer Chiefs, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Swallows FC in Soweto in one of the day's simultaneous installations.

Be that as it may, Stellies should stand by no less than about fourteen days to see whether they have done what's necessary to get a spot at next season's CAF Confederation Cup as Orlando Pirates actually have three matches to play, and Royal AM's match against Mamelodi Sundowns was deserted because of severe weather conditions.

Fifth-put Royal AM are one point behind the Cape-based side yet need to complete a rescheduled experience against Sundowns prior to confronting Pirates, who are seventh regardless additionally have Maritzburg United and SuperSport United to fight with.

"It sets us in a huge position," Stellenbosch FC mentor Steve Barker said after the match. "Clearly different groups actually need to play, yet [even] on the off chance that we can complete in the main four, it would truly be an astonishing season for us."

Following Scott's emotional late objective, the Citizens, who themselves were pursuing capability for next season's CAF Champions League, attempted to mount a late rebound and verged on taking a portion of the focuses at the passing.

"I thought time was up there, he [the referee] approached a moment and a piece [over] and not too far off toward the end I believed, "Assuming they cross it is an objective without a doubt' yet luckily the player was offside," an assuage Barker added.

"So indeed, there was that anxiety and afterward hearing the outcomes from different groups, I understood how large a success would be for us..."

Stellies end the homegrown mission - simply their third in the South African first class - with a club record 47 focuses subsequent to winning 11 and losing only five of their 30 association experiences across the season.


Source: https://www.kickoff.com/news/articles/south-africa-news/categories/news/premiership/stellenbosch-fc-face-nervy-wait-to-discover-caf-confederation-cup-fate-after-cape-derby-triumph/717829

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