With the focus now targeted at the Motsepe Foundation Championship, Cape Town Spurs will gear up to face Hungry Lions at the Athlone Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Coach Shaun Bartlett recently spoke of his delight at the Urban Warriors progression in the 2022/23 season, after qualifying for the Nedbank Cup Round of 32.
In returning to the club’s ‘bread and butter’, as Bartlett aptly put it, the Spurs mentor has urged his side to make the most of home ground advantage in seeking automatic promotion to the PSL.
“This coming Friday we are back to our bread and butter,” Bartlett said.
“Our first league game against Hungry Lions at home again. In the month of January we have five league games which are at home.
“It’s going to be crucial for us to make sure that the Athlone Stadium becomes the so-called slaughter house again and make it difficult for teams to come to Cape Town to get points.
“For us, it’s to make sure we get back to winning ways in the league and to continue our form and ultimately close the gap between ourselves and first place.
“The sooner we can do that, the better chance we will have obviously in getting automatic promotion.”