Coach Sammy Troughton

Vasco da Gama have renamed themselves Stellenbosch Football Club after their relocation to the Boland.

The switch became official on Tuesday as the team trained at their new facilities at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport.

Coach Sammy Troughton and his No.2 Keenin Lesch put their manne through their paces that with the Springboks also doing their rehabilitation camp at the centre.

And club COO Edries Burton says: “Our club is now based in Stellenbosch and we are fully entrenched in the Stellenbosch and Cape Winelands community.

“The community and the people have been extremely supportive towards us and our move to Stellenbosch.

“The name Stellenbosch FC shows our intention of creating a club that symbolises the Cape Winelands community.

“We are on a pathway of building something special, and we want to take this community with us.”

Match day will see home games in Stellenbosch with established players like Alcardo van Graan, who hails from Stellenbosch helping to build a loyal fan base to follow the new club into an exciting future.