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Bartlett’s reaction after guiding Cape Town Spurs to the DStv Prem

Newly promoted DStv Premiership side Cape Town Spurs coach Shaun Bartlett has reacted to guiding the club back to SA’s top-flight.

Spurs who were relegated from the South African topflight five years ago finally made a return on Wednesday, 14 June.

They played out to a 0-0 draw against Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium which saw the Blue Army relegated to the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

The Captonians had a clean sweep in the PSL Promotional/Relegation playoffs. They finished unbeaten in four matches with three victories and a draw. To add, the Urban Warriors kept four cleansheets.


The former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs striker was a happy man as he had attained his goal of playing in the premiership next season.

He managed to replicate what he did with Golden Arrows back in 2014/15 as he promoted Abafana Bes’thende.

“Disappointment is now over, we got that promotion. It was the hardest way, but for me the most satisfactory way in order to get that promotion,” said Bartlett.

Cape Town Spurs players celebrate
Cape Town Spurs players celebrate after gaining promotion to the DStv Premiership

“We were operating at a DStv Premiership level that’s without a doubt. Now they got a reward, the club, the players, everybody.

“It’s been long five years in this division, we deserved to be in the DStv. When you put in the hard work, it’s not by luck or coincidence to getting there. The hard work paid off today.”


“My players know, I coach the man first before a player. Mentally and physically we apply ourselves.

“I have been in the top division before, so for me it’s not that difficult to adapt. Obviously, a lot more work has to be done off the field, maybe get more extra staff because that’s going to be needed,” he added.

Cape Town Spurs join crosstown arc-rivals the duo of Cape Town City FC and Stellenbosch FC in the league next season.

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