League extra necessary than cup for Spurs

Given their poor run within the league, Cape City Spurs mentor Ian Taylor needs he may commerce Monday’s Nedbank Cup first spherical success over Baroka for 3 factors.

Spurs put in a gallant show to knock Baroka out of the Nedbank Cup by way of penalties at Peter Mokaba Stadium. The match was deadlocked at 1-1 after additional time.

Within the GladAfrica Championship, Spurs are staring relegation within the face, occupying the 15th spot with simply 10 factors from a potential 33. They’ve amassed two wins and 4 attracts, shedding 5 instances.

Taylor, who succeeded Vladislav Heric practically a fortnight in the past, has prioritised stabilising the membership within the league over chasing glory within the Ke Yona Cup.

“I want it [the victory against Baroka] was three factors as a result of we want three factors greater than the cup. We now have to proceed with this momentum [they gained by beating Baroka] going ahead,” Taylor instructed Sowetan.

Regardless of being second from backside on the GladAfrica log, the 44-year-old Taylor hasn’t thrown within the towel on their promotion problem.

“Sure, we began the season poorly. However on this league just a few wins in succession can change your life. We are able to nonetheless stake our declare within the struggle for promotion. However that is not our goal at this stage, we need to transfer up the desk,” Taylor stated.

Spurs’ resolve will face a difficult check once they welcome desk toppers Sekhukhune United at Cape City Stadium tomorrow (three.30pm).

“Sekhukhune are high of the log, so taking part in in opposition to them offers us an opportunity to gauge our capability to go pound- for-pound with the very best groups on this league,” famous Taylor.

“I count on a troublesome one. They’ve many gamers who’ve top-flight expertise, whereas our staff consists of children who’re nonetheless looking for their ft within the skilled set-up.”

Fixtures (all at three.30pm except said)

At the moment: Umoya v Callies, Parow Park Stadium

Tomorrow: AmaTuks v All Stars, Tuks Stadium (1.30pm); Uthongathi v Royal, Princess Magogo Stadium; JDR v Steenberg, Big Stadium; Spurs v Sekhukhune, Cape City Stadium; FS Stars v Bay, Goble Park

Sunday: Pondo Chiefs v Cosmos, King Zwelithini Stadium (1.30pm); Polokwane v Sporting, Peter Mokaba Stadium