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Friday, 17 November 2023 15:24

Middendorp unveiled at the struggling Cape Town Spurs.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Cape Town Spurs have officially announced former Moroka Swallows coach Ernst Middendorp as their new coach. 

During a media briefing held at Ikamva on Friday, the club announced Middendorp as the new man in charge. 

After 11 games, the newly promoted Spurs are rooted to the foot of the table, having picked up just three points, and are firm favourites to go back down to the National First Division when the season ends.

The club CEO, Alexi Efstathiou took time to address the current situation. Spurs are at position 16 with only one win in 11 matches.

"I would like to start by addressing the current situation at the club. We had a poor start to the season and that's not good news for anyone. The reasons are various, but the one issue that we have to address is the fact that people tend to believe that we don’t have good enough players and we have inexperienced players.

"We are definitely not a club that would overspend its budget. As you know, currently in the PSL there are two or three clubs that have FIFA bans and the main reason for that is that they tend to bring in players that they can’t afford. But we are definitely not in that category," he added.

"It may sound like a big dream but we have to dream and look forward. This club definitely has to be in the top four or sixth position generally speaking," said Efstathiou. 

Middendorp recently resigned from his position as head coach of Tanzanian Premier League side Singida Fountain Gate two weeks after being appointed.