Cape Town Spurs

Shaun Bartlett, coach of Cape Town Spurs celebrates a victory with players during the Promotion Playoffs 2022/23 match between Maritzburg United and Cape Town Spurs at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on 14 June 2023 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Spurs want to show they are a force in the PSL once again

Before they return to the PSL season, Cape Town Spurs manager Alexi Efstathiou has vowed that the squad would see investment.

Cape Town Spurs

Shaun Bartlett, coach of Cape Town Spurs celebrates a victory with players during the Promotion Playoffs 2022/23 match between Maritzburg United and Cape Town Spurs at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on 14 June 2023 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Before they return to the PSL season, Cape Town Spurs manager Alexi Efstathiou has vowed that the squad would see investment.

After becoming just the second team to win promotion through the PSL promotion/relegation playoff Spurs are determined to remain in the top flight.

Cape Town Spurs boss promises signings

Efstathiou says the prospective investment is not a knock on their squad but rather just part of the reality of moving up a division.

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The club have sought to nail down their veteran stars but will also engage in recruitment according to the CEO.

“I know we have good players, but at this stage, we are keeping all our players, we all are staying together,” Efstathiou told KickOff.

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“The plan is to keep the older guys, yes. Of course, we are looking to sign a few additional experienced players.

“We have to get the balance of the team right. We are busy with that and obviously, there’s not much time left because of the play-offs.

“The number of players that are being offered to us is incredible, because of the type of club that we are.

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“Next season, our number one target is to stabilise the team, build a strong foundation for the future, and bring a few youngsters to excite the South African soccer fans.

“I think anything between six to 10 players will do for us. There were only a few contracted players.”

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Shaun Bartlett, coach of Cape Town Spurs celebrates a victory during the Promotion Playoffs 2022/23 match between Maritzburg United and Cape Town Spurs at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on 14 June 2023 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Coach Shaun Bartlett has also received the backing of his boss after ending the club’s long wait for a return to the top flight.

Efstathiou revealed that Bartlett’s turnaround prevented the club from being sold.

“I don’t want to say it wasn’t true, but we would have considered our position yes,” Efstathiou added.

“Shaun Bartlett came in, he really believed, and he really wanted to take the team up. The promotion was really on top of Shaun’s list.”