Despite having enough experienced players in their squad Cape Town Spurs is having the toughest run currently in the DStv Premiership campaign.

Spurs have lost five consecutive matches so far and they haven’t played with the big three since they got promoted.

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A day after the Urban Warriors partnered with Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages the club released a statement on their social media platforms insisting that the management have full support of Shaun Bartlett although the results have been disappointing.

“We ask that people respect that Shaun has a contract with the club and refrain from making unfounded statements in the media to gain cheap publicity for their own personal benefit,” read the club statement.

Cape Town Spurs have progressed to top-flight football through winning playoffs matches. But Shaun Bartlett’s team gave away the opportunity to be promoted as the winners of the Motsepe Championship league last season after playing a draw against University of Pretoria.


Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Clayton Daniels claims their performances don’t reflect the results they’ve been getting currently. But admit that individual mistakes have let them down.

“I think the results don’t compare to the performance of the team. What lets us down is individual mistakes but we learn the hard way [and] we struggle with taking our chances,” Daniels told LimSportsZone in an exclusive interview.

Clayton Daniels on Cape Town Spurs struggles
Cape Town Spurs

When asked about the absence of Boitumelo Radiopane could also be the reason the club is struggling. Daniels said: “Most of this group of players is their first time playing in the top flight. The y are working hard to make it right. With the coaching staff, I’m sure if we get the first win the team’s confidence will grow. We will get better results going forward.

The Cape Town side are not the only team that haven’t collected points so far in the league. Richards Bay have also been struggling to win matches. The twelve-capped Bafana Bafana defender believes things will go well for the Urban Warriors in due time if they continue to work hard.

“We have to trust the process for players to adapt and hopefully sooner than later. We all want to do well and [we] want to be successful. So, we [are] working hard to turn the corner [and] the players are giving their best,” he ends.

Cape Town Spurs will be out of action for the next two weeks due to MTN8 semi-final matches and an international FIFA break. They will host the Buccaneers next month at Athlone Stadium.  

By Katleho Hlalele