‘Matsatsantsa’ can challenge for top honours again, says Daniels


Veteran defender Clayton Daniels has backed his team SuperSport United to get back to challenging for top honours, ten years since they last clinched the Premiership title under coach Gavin Hunt.

Over the last decade, ‘Matsatsantsa’ have become somewhat cup specialists as they lifted three Nedbank Cups and won the MTN8 twice in 2017 and 2019.

The Tshwane giants also won Telkom Knockout under the guidance of one of the most decorated coaches in South African football, Gordon Igesund back in 2014.

Daniels is delighted with the improvement shown by his side this past season and believes they are well equipped to challenge for the Premiership crown in the 2020/21 campaign, set to get underway next month.

SuperSport finished the 2019/20 campaign in fifth place on the log standings, subsequently missing out on a place in the CAF Confederation Cup [top three] by only two points.

“The team really showed that we can compete and challenge for honours, we did much better this past season than other seasons in the past,” said Daniels.

Picture courtesy of SuperSport United.

“On top of that, we have so many young players and they have showed a lot of hunger, that’s a good sign for the future of our club. So, credit must go to all the SuperSport United staff and technical staff for always be very professional in making sure everything is going according to plan.

“All is good, and we are thankful and happy to be back and we are looking forward to a new season of greatness,” added the former Bafana Bafana international.

The Tshwane side will be looking to add a few new faces to strengthen the squad ahead of the new campaign after releasing a number of their stars, such as Thabo Mnyamane and Thabo Qalinge with reports indicating that Aubrey Modiba could also be on his way out.

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By FARPost Reporter

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