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Spurs look to return with a bang

Cape Town Spurs will look to return to competitive action with a bang when they face hosts TS Sporting at the Kabokweni Stadium in a GladAfrica Championship match on the afternoon of Saturday 19 February 2022.

Kick-off is at 15:30 CAT.

Spurs were last in action on 19 December last year, defeating Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 1-0 at home thanks to a strike early in the second half from Diassonama Panzo.

The result left the Urban Warriors in 11th place on the GAC log, with 20 points from 17 matches played. The Cape side is 12 points off the pace of co-leaders Richards Bay and JDR Stars, and six points above the relegation zone, currently occupied by Black Leopards and Jomo Cosmos.

Pushing up into the top half of the table will be the aim for Spurs coach Shaun Bartlett and his charges, but they will be aware of the threat posed by Sporting.

The Mpumalanga club may have ended 2021 with four straight GAC defeats – to slip to 14th place, just one point and one position above the red zone – but no side should be underestimated when the league resumes this weekend.

In head-to-head terms, Spurs (including their former identity as Ajax Cape Town) and Sporting have met in eight matches across all competitions dating back as far as March 2019.

TSP have claimed four wins compared to three for the Urban Warriors, while just one game has been drawn.

When the teams met earlier this season, at the Athlone Stadium in early December 2021, Spurs claimed a 2-1 home win.

A strike from Eyona Ndondo and an own goal from Honest Moyo inside the opening five minutes put the Cape side in charge. Humphrey Khoza pulled one back for the visitors in the second half, but Spurs were able to hold on and claim all three points.