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Stellenbosch Monitoring Barker’s Performance

Word reaching the Siya crew is that Absa Premiership rookies Stellenbosch FC have strongly contemplated a coaching change in recent times, though the win seems to have thrown Steve Barker a lifeline.  
Leading up to last week Wednesday’s league outing, Siya sources had revealed that Barker was on thin ice. Having gone seven matches without victory was extremely worrying to their survival, according to Siya sources, and a big decision was expected to be made.

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Though, last week, the new boys in the top flight block were able to register their maiden league win with a shock result away to early pace setters Polokwane City, a 2-0 victory that moved them up the table.

According to the sources, the club wants to give Barker their full support, though are mentoring their progress closely.

The coach did admit that it’s been tough swimming with the big boys, and while the Siya crew had been informed that he was on thin ice leading up to last week’s game, he is confident of staying in the job.

“It’s been tough and probably the hardest seven points I have had to work for as a coach, especially when you have played six out of eight games away from home. But we are not out of danger just yet,” Barker told the media.

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When asked directly about his future, the veteran mentor suggested he would ignore the critics and all the talk about what could be next.

“I have told my players a story about a donkey who kept shrugging off the sand. We use the criticism to build us and grow. We will be the last to laugh,” he said. 

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