Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
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30 May 2017
5:03 pm

Troughton eyes Premiership promotion

Phakaaathi Reporter

Sammy Troughton wants Stellenbosch FC to take the promotion/relegation play-offs seriously.

Pretoria Callies coach Sammy Troughton (Chris Ricco/BackpagePix)

Stellenbosch will take part in the play-offs alongside Baroka FC and fellow National First Division side Black Leopards.

“I’m very happy with where we are‚” Troughton tells Times Media Digital.

“It’s a huge game. The opportunity of a lifetime for some of these players. We have four cup finals coming up.

“We finished our preparations today [Tuesday] and while I keep getting asked about our having to travel twice to Limpopo‚ I’m not thinking about anything beyond our home game against Baroka.”

“We had quite a hectic end to our league season with five games in two weeks‚ and we have tried to maintain the momentum with some friendlies.

“Are they [Baroka] tired? Are we not match sharp? I don’t think that really comes into it.”

Troughton’s men will welcome Baroka to the Athlone Stadium on Wednesday, before travelling to Thohoyandou to play Black Leopards on Saturday.