Absa Premiership

September ready for Pirates

2014-11-18 12:32
Thabo September (Supplied)
Thabo September (Supplied)
Cape Town - SuperSport United defender Thabo September, who has only recently returned to the fray, said the Telkom Knockout semi-final win against Orlando Pirates has created the ideal platform for the team to build on when the PSL season resumes this weekend.

SuperSport host the Buccaneers at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday, in a match which is expected to have a significant impact on the league standings. At this juncture, SuperSport occupy the seventh position in the league standings and are just one point ahead of Pirates.

While both teams have not produced the ideal starts to their respective Premiership campaigns, SuperSport are the ones who have gathered some meaningful momentum during their last five Premiership matches.

The fact that they have also booked a spot in the final of the Telkom Knockout has only done their confidence the world of good and September can’t hide his excitement about the team’s prospects this season.

"We were very happy with how we performed in our last match against Orlando Pirates," September told the club’s website.

"We followed the coach’s instructions to the core in the first half and it worked for us. We could have been 3-0 up and the game would have been over but we showed our strong defensive work in the second half as a team. The performance was very satisfying overall," added September, reflecting on that win against Pirates.

"We just have to keep it up and the challenge is to get to the next level. We have to thank Joe Boshielo, Patrick Molepo (kit team), medical staff and Fitness Trainer for making things easy for us to get inside the pitch and perform.

"It's always tough to play the same team in a row but it will be a different ball game and they will come out to settle the score. We are ready for another game against Pirates, three points are at stake," added September, who is under no illusions about the enormity of the task that still lies ahead.

When Gordon Igesund took over at the helm of SuperSport United, he made his intentions quite clear. The new coach wanted to win the league. While it seems unlikely that the objective will be realised this term, September and his charges have no intention of giving up on that dream just yet.

"Every game is important for us and the three points against Pirates will go a long way. We are playing at home and we already have a point in it so we have to be clever in our plan.

"We have a couple of players on niggling injuries and suspensions that we have to look after. I guess the break will give us time to prepare adequately," added September.


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