By Isaac Ndou
PRETORIA: Matsatsantsa have tasted success in the two last outings following a loss in their season’s opener against Cape Town City.
SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo says he is impressed with his teams’ recent turning around of their fortunes in the early stages of the new season which they hope will be a compensation for last season where they performed below standards.
Matsatsantsa have tasted success in the two last outings following a loss in their season’s opener against Cape Town City. They went on to recover and beat AmaZulu in their second league game and eliminated Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 via a penalty shootout which finished 4-3 at the Orlando Stadium in the past weekend.
“I’m really proud of the guys. I think they left everything out there. It wasn’t an easy game. Pirates controlled most of the possession. But we also tried to control where we wanted to have the ball and when we got to certain areas, we were putting pressure on them to try and get them on the transition.”
“I think we had a couple of breaks where we could’ve done better in terms of decision-making, choosing the right options as well. But I’m happy with the performance. I’m proud of the guys,” said Tembo on the club’s website.
The Zimbabwean international also went on to reveal that it is not easy to keep up with the PSL schedule which has seen teams playing in space of few days. Matsatstsa have played three games over seven days so far in the new season but says he is happy with how his players have marvelled in the busy schedule.
“I think we’re improving gradually, which is key because we’ve just come off pre-season and this is our third game in seven days and we played one 120 minutes. So it’s not easy, but I’m happy. I’m proud of the guys,” he added.
Tembo’s next assignment will be a tricky visit to Bidvest Wits who have started the new season like a house on fire at the Bidvest Wits Stadium on Saturday night.