Jozi Stars captain Temba Bavuma is determined to salvage at least one victory from a disappointing 2019 Mzansi Super League campaign.
The Stars are the reigning champions, after beating the Cape Town Blitz in last year’s inaugural final. They are out of contention for this season’s title, though, after seven successive defeats. They have also weathered two washouts.
‘For the Jozi Stars as a team it hasn’t been an ideal campaign. I think with the last three games we would have liked to have finished off as well as we could, but two have been rained out so far,’ said Bavuma.
‘We had our sights set on winning those three games, but we can’t control what happens with the weather. Hopefully we can get a game in the last one, finish off well and get the result we all want for ourselves and the fans that have been supporting us through this tough period.’
Bavuma succeeded former Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Dane Vilas as Stars captain before the start of this year’s MSL. Vilas, meanwhile, joined the Durban Heat. The Heat are still in contention for this season’s title. The Paarl Rocks will host the final on 16 December against the Heat, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants or Tshwane Spartans.