Absa Premiership

Igesund, SuperSport turning the corner?

2015-12-21 14:19
Gordon Igesund (Supplied)

Cape Town - Gordon Igesund has had his fair share of critics at SuperSport United this season, but indications are that they are turning the corner. 

The three-time PSL champions have not won the league since the 2009/10 season and, under Igesund, big things have been expected in 2015/16. 

But a slow start to the season saw them battling in the bottom half of the table for most of the year. 

Now, a five match unbeaten run has got the Pretoria-based team moving upwards and they will finish 2015 in eighth place, 10 points behind Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits at the top of the table.

“I'm happy where we are at the moment. We won our last three games [won last two in the League], we are unbeaten in five. All three games were away from home,” Igesund said on Kickoff.com.

“You don't go to Ajax Cape Town and win easily, the same with Chippa United and don't play University of Pretoria and win easy as well. We are scoring goals, we are keeping clean sheets, the team is moulding now.”

Igesund also praised the dedication his players had shown through the difficult times. 

“I'm happy where we are. These players die for each other out there. I have been in this game for a long time when things going tough you have to stay calm. Collectively you work with the team and it encourages them, give them strength and confidence. You don't become bad players overnight, you don't become a bad team and bad coach overnight.”

Read more on:    supersport united  |  psl  |  gordon igesund  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 19 January 2018
Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Cape Town City FC v Ajax Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, Goble Park 15:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu FC v SuperSport United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.