Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund says it is too early in the season to think of Saturday’s PSL clash against Kaizer Chiefs as a test of his side’s title credentials.
SuperSport under the guidance of Igesund are considered by many to be contenders for league honours this season, and they have started the campaign in solid fashion with a win and two draws that included their 1-0 triumph over Orlando Pirates last month.
But the former Bafana Bafana coach is not reading too much into the fixture with the PSL champions at Peter Mokaba Stadium.
“I think it’s a bit early for that. I think for both teams … the biggest thing at this point in the season when teams have made a couple of signings, it takes a bit of time to get the chemistry going,” Igesund told Sport24.
“I’ve been reasonably happy with the way we’ve played so far, but not 100% happy. I understand the reasons why … we’re just not as fluent and passing the ball the way we should at the moment. It’s getting better every training session and every match we play is getting better and better.
“Obviously we want to pick up points but it’s still too early in the season to start talking about championships and things like that.”
The good news for Igesund is that his international players including Dean Furman, Ronwen Williams, Clayton Daniels (all Bafana Bafana), Jeremy Brockie, Michael Boxall (both New Zealand) and Dove Wome (Togo) have all returned from international duty in good condition.
“Whenever there’s a FIFA weekend the preparations haven’t been ideal for us,” the former Bafana Bafana mentor said.
“It’s not easy, but other teams have also got the same problems. Everybody has come back fit … I’m quite happy with the way things have gone.”
Kick-off on Saturday, September 12 is at 18:00.