“Big week ahead”: Spurs coach relishes derby clash

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Cape Town Spurs coach Vladislav Heric is anticipating a passionate encounter when his troops take on rivals Steenberg United at Idas Valley Stadium in Stellenbosch on Wednesday afternoon.

Heric will be aiming to register his first win of the 2020/21 GladAfrica Championship season as CT Spurs coach.

The ‘Urban Warriors’ head into the midweek fixture in 10th spot on the log standings, having yet to register a win this season following a 2-1 loss at home to Jomo Cosmos last Tuesday.

“Big week ahead, first up is a derby. It could go either way and it will be tough. The result will depend on which team remains calm, concentration, a matter of nerves. It will be a very good test for us,” said Heric.

CT Spurs beat Bizana Pondo Chiefs 3-1 on penalties (1-1 after extra-time) on Saturday to advance into the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup. A timely boost for Heric whose team will be in action away to Steenberg before welcoming Richards Bay on Sunday ahead of the Christmas break.

“I look forward to the Nedbank Cup games, I expect our youngsters to take their opportunity with both hands and get a good result for us,” added Heric.

“Besides a tight fixture list, we look forward to the cup fixtures, winning is a habit. We have a very young team and we must give these young players a chance, it is important for the future. I want my team to play attacking football.”

Steenberg currently occupy ninth spot on the standings, having conjured a win and defeat from their opening two games this season.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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