Tembo already looking ahead to next season


With six matches remaining before they conclude their 2019/20 Absa premiership campaign, SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo admits that the club has already started looking at where they need to beef up ahead of next season.

Matsatsantsa recently parted ways with their reliable skipper Dean Furman who returned to the United Kingdom after five successful seasons.

The club is also set to release Thabo Mnyamane and Thabo Qalinge at the end of the season after they were deemed surplus to requirements.

“Yeah most definitely I think this break has helped me and the club to reflect and come up with ways and means for next season,” said Tembo.

“We are already looking at the areas where we need to reinforce and improve but we are not just going to go out there and just bring what we don’t need. We are already taking different a direction from what has been happening in the past,” he said.

Tembo further added that the club will stick to their policy of gradually introducing promising young players from their Academy set up who possess the right mentality and attitude.

“If you see the past season we have been introducing a lot of young players gradually because we know where we want to go but we want to introduce the young players who have the right mentality, who have the hunger and desire. Young players who are ambitious and who want to achieve things because we always want to be competitive on the pitch in terms of winning trophies,” said the MTN 8 winning coach.

“Our last six games as well will give us an opportunity to do that because we have to start planning for next season and the last six matches will give us that opportunity.”

United recently appointed long serving goalkeeper Ronwen Williams to take over from Furman as permanent captain.

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