How Tembo outsmarted Da Gama…


SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo feels he was spot on with his game plan during their 2-0 victory over Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium on Sunday.

Following the win, United moved to third on the Absa Premiership log standings with Tembo explaining how he managed to get the better of Highlands.

“To be honest it is not an easy place to come and you need to prepare properly,” Tembo said.

“Highlands are a hard working team and have a very good work ethic as a team and if you can match that, I think half of the job is done. There are three areas where you need to dominate them – that long ball to (Peter) Shalulile as soon as they win the ball and you are not organized at the back. That long ball goes to Shalulile and he runs behind the defence.

“I think we dealt with that very well, we dealt with space behind and the space in front. The second thing was (Mthobi) Mvala when the ball goes wide he comes a little bit late into the box to attack those crosses and we dealt with that very well. We dealt with the second ball very well. We nullified their threats and they didn’t really trouble us.”

Having moved to third and eight points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, Tembo downplayed his side chances of winning the league.

“For us, we are coming from a difficult three games and those games really deflated us and we needed to go back to basics and say lets focus on one game at a time and that’s our approach at the moment.

“The rest will take care of itself, for us we really need to focus on ourselves. There are still a lot of games to be played and there is still going to be a lot of twists and turns points are going to be dropped. It’s still a long way to go.”

By FARPost Reporter

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