In understanding the qualities of individual players to balancing the strengths and weaknesses of a team, the archetype of a coach is one that is synonymous with wisdom and continuous honing of one’s craft.
In this, it can be correctly deduced that the most important quality of their skillset is preparation – particularly with football being a very dynamic game wherein you have to plan against the unforeseeable. With fixtures finalised, teams will be battling in the Nedbank Cup Round of 16 with one eye on the quarterfinals spot, and as the stakes rise with each passing game, the key to progress will depend on how well each team prepares their charges.
The Nedbank Cup’s distinct “David vs Goliath” battles in the Last 16 are set to take place from the 9th to the 14th of March 2018. One of the minnows to have caused an upset in last year’s Ke Yona cup is, Stellenbosch FC which is set on repeating history this year.
On the competitiveness of the cup across all tiers, Head Coach of Stellenbosch FC, Steve Barker said: “I’ve always been of the opinion that as footballers and coaches alike, we want to win trophies and we want to win leagues. That’s what we are in the game for. Every single game we play I think we have to go out to win the game but you also have to be strategic in your thinking. We’ve just got to take it one game at a time.”
Over the past 10 years, The _Nedbank Cup_ has been instrumental in showcasing the vast football talent that the country has to offer, but equally important is how this platform has made banking accessible for ordinary citizens who would previously did not have the facilities available for them. From as little as R5.50 PER MONTH, customers can enjoy the peace-of-mind of having secure banking from Nedbank, and added to this is the opportunity for those earning less than R28 000 A MONTH to own their first homes.
Similar to the globally loved sport of football, life is a game founded on preparation. Starting with the basics such as education, to things as simple as having savings or a funeral plan, all facets of life involve a degree of planning as well as preparation in order to pursue and achieve goals.
It is in this spirit that Nedbank has been able to positively impact on the lives of its customers and the South African football community at large.
As part of the 2018 _Ke _Yona mandate, Nedbank not only offers its customers affordable banking and the opportunity to buy their first
home, but has also introduced a ground-breaking Stokvel Account that seeks to empower group-savings and investment initiatives.
Nedbank products and accounts come with the ease of applying online or telephonically, making sure that managing your money is always done at your convenience when you need to make things happen. For more information on any Nedbank account or banking in general, visit
www.nedbank.co.za  or call 0860 555 111.