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By Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Football Journalist


Vellios laments Stellies’ lack of consistency in Diski Challenge

Stellenbosch are the defending champions of the DDC.


Stellenbosch FC reserves coach Evangelos Vellios says his side has been lacking consistency this season on their quest to defend their DStv Diski Challenge (DDC) title.

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Stellenbosch had a remarkable season last campaign, which led them to the championship title. But, a loss of their players who have been promoted to the senior team has forced Vellios to rebuild his squad.

Stellies have not done as expected this campaign, with the club in fourth place on the log after registering  23 points.

Vellios’ charges suffered a huge blow in keeping one leg in the race for the title after they lost 2-1 to Swallows FC in their previous game and the Stellies coach says consistency has been a major problem for his side.

The Stellies coach wants his side to fix their mistakes when they take on Sekhukhune at Isak Steyl Stadium on Sunday.

“Last week was another disappointing performance. We haven’t been consistent enough this season. After a win against Kaizer Chiefs at the turn of the year we were hoping to kick on, but we haven’t done that. We need to try and rectify it this weekend and get on a run,” said Vellios.

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“The message to the players is ‘let’s start off by winning one game again, get that feeling and confidence, and then build from there. We know it’s not going to be easy in Joburg, where it is very hot and the attitude is a factor. It is going to be a tough game against a very organized Sekhukhune United, but we are hoping to put in a better performance.”

DDC Saturday fixtures:

Royal AM v Swallows FC

Orlando Pirates v Richards Bay

Sunday

Sekhukhune United v Stellenbosch

Kaizer Chiefs v Golden Arrows

Maritzburg United v Chippa United

Marumo Gallants v SuperSport United

Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns

AmaZulu FC v TS Galaxy