We are fighting to get a Northern Cape team in the PSL – Spandeel

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Veteran striker Moses Spandeel insists the current Hungry Lions team is determined to end a 16 years period without having a professional team in Northern Cape competing in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

Northern is the only Province since the inception of the PSL in 1996, not to have an Absa Premiership Club that is fully based or owned within the Province.

They tasted GladAfrica football between 1999 and 2004 with the then Kimberly based side Basotho Tigers, who have since been sold to North West based owners.

The 39-year-old says the Provincial ABC Motsepe League log Leaders are fighting hard to revive football in the Diamond Province.

“That is why we are pushing our limits we want to go out not just for the Hungry Lions team but for the whole Province itself, “Spandeel told the media after their Nedbank Cup exit on Sunday.

“So we just want to lift soccer there in the Northern Cape you never know you can get two or three guys in the Bafana team or two guys in the U/23,” he added.

The Basotho Tigers team boosted the likes of George Mofokeng, Jimmy Tau and the late Henyekane brothers Joseph and Richard.

During the 2005/06 season Ajax Cape Town took some of their home games to Kimberly due to the unavailability of Stadiums in Cape Town as the 2010 World Cup stadium constructions were underway.

By Ofhani Munyai

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