Cape Town Spurs coach Shaun Bartlett has reiterated the need to make Athlone stadium a fortress, as the Urban Warriors gear up to face Magesi in the Motsepe Foundation Championship on Sunday.
With promotion to the PSL the mandate for the season, Spurs will look to bounce back following their narrow 1-0 loss to Casric Stars in their most recent league tie.
Looking ahead, Spurs have a full strength squad to choose from in taking on Magesi at the Athlone Stadium on Sunday, which will mark the first of three consecutive home games.
Speaking ahead of the encounter, Bartlett remains optimistic about his side’s progress, given the amount of games left in the campaign. The South African football legend also spoke of the need to make Athlone Stadium a ’Slaughter House’.
“Our last game against Casric away, it wasn’t the result we were hoping for,” Bartlett said.
“We’ve got another home game against Magesi on Sunday, first of three games. We are hoping to collect maximum points obviously and then put ourselves in a good position as far as the league standings are concerned.
“For us, it’s to take this opportunity to get our season back on track, after the World Cup we started pretty well. A slight disappointment and setback with Casric but there’s still a lot of games to play.
“The next one is the important one for us to make sure that we get the maximum points, especially at home.
“Like we’ve indicated before, we need to make Athlone a slaughterhouse.”