Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo says George Lebese
will feature as a substitute against Orlando Pirates but will start against
Lebese joined SuperSport in the January transfer window after
being frozen out at Mamelodi Sundowns.
The former Kaizer Chiefs star did not make a single
appearance for the Brazilians in 2018/19.
The talented left-winger made his debut against Golden
Arrows on 10 February as a sub in a 3-2 win.
United face Pirates at Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday (19:30)
before tackling Bakgaga at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday (20:15).
Tembo said: "I think we are all well aware what George
can give in terms of his quality. He is a big player, he has played for Chiefs
and Sundowns, so it says a lot about his quality as a player.
"We are aware that he has not been played for the past
six to seven months, but I'm really happy and motivated with his attitude
"It takes a lot for him to decide to leave a team like
Sundowns and 'I want to go out there and play football' and that's very key. He
has come in and he had able to gel with the team. He looks happy and that's
very key for us as well.
He concluded: "We are still trying to build his match
fitness and I think against Pirates he will play a role. I think by the time we
play Baroka he will be ready to start."