United played to a goalless draw against African giants TP Mazembe in a second-leg
Caf Confederations Cup final on 25 November at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria.
had established themselves as one of the favourites to win the Caf
Confederations Cup after eliminating CF Mounana, Zesco United and Club Africain
to name a few – going into the second-leg with high hopes after they grabbed an
away goal at Stade TP Mazembe in Congo.
hasn’t been an easy journey for SuperSport United head coach Eric Tinkler after
losing the 2011 Caf Confederations Cup final against Al Ahly while at Orlando Pirates.
believed that with different players, mentality and team, it was time for
Tinkler to be established as one of the few South African coaches to win one of
the most vital club competitions in Africa.
injuries were Amatsatsantsa’s main downfall for the double-leg CaF
Confederations Cup final after Thabo Mnyamane sustained an injury that ruled
him out for both the first- and second-leg final. The 25-year-old was one of
the most important players during this competition leading the team to the
final with a number of assists and goals.
believe SuperSport could have won this game if they converted their chances in
the first-leg at Stade TP Mazembe but the Tshwane-based outfit missed several
chances that could have easily made them 2017/2018 Caf champs.
would’ve been progress for South African soccer had SuperSport lifted the title
after Mamelodi Sundowns were crowned African champions last year. Tinkler’s
side becomes the fourth South African club to reach the Caf finals after
Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Sundowns.