Absa Premiership

Phala backs Igesund to succeed

2015-10-14 14:20
Gordan Igesund and Thuso Phala (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Supersport United winger Thuso Phala has backed Gordon Igesund to turn things around after the club's poor start to the 2015/16 campaign.

Matsatsansta were tipped by many as favorites for the PSL title this season after strengthening the side with former Bafana captain Bongani Khumalo and Dean Furman, but the Pretoria-based club have struggled, losing their last three league fixtures.

However, the 29-year-old believes it would be unfair to blame Igesund for the team's dismal run of form due to his credentials as one the most decorated managers in South African football.

"He is an experienced coach and has won four league titles with different clubs and it would have been ridiculous to sack on him after just a few games," Phala said in an interview with Goal website.

"But we have now put everything behind us with that win over Polokwane City in the Telkom Knockout Cup. We are all working hard to improve and get more good results.

"That win over Polokwane was what we needed to get our rhythm back and I'm also looking forward to our next game.

"There is a lot of quality in our team and I believe the guys are also motivated to help the team recover from the disappointment of opening matches in the league," he concluded.

The 17-time capped Bafana winger joined SuperSport from Platinum Stars in 2013 after becoming an integral part of the Dikwena squad under Cavin Johnson, scoring 12 goals in 81 appearances for the Premiership outfit.

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