Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo
has explained how he has managed to get the best out of striker
Thamsanqa Gabuza since his move to Matsatsantsa.
Gabuza joined SuperSport from Orlando Pirates in the off-season and
has made an impressive start to his career in Pretoria, scoring four
goals in five starts.
The 32-year-old failed to reach the same heights while at the Buccaneers where he came in for plenty of unfair criticism from the
fans, which was the main reason for the marksman leaving the Soweto
Gabuza has been a different beast under the tutelage of Tembo and the
Matsatsantsa mentor said that the target man is the type of character
that needs to have an arm put around him if he is to reach his undoubted
“Gabuza is one player I have always admired, especially when he was still at Golden Arrows,” Tembo said.
“His work ethic is unbelievable. He is a very good outlet. Even when
he was playing at Orlando Pirates, he was always a problem. I always
used to worry when I see him come on because I knew that your defence
isn’t going to rest when he is around. That’s what he gives us. He fits
in very well in our structure because he has a good work ethic and at
the same time he needs to be appreciated.
"Given a little bit of love, that’s what we are trying to give him so
that he can really express himself. He will make mistakes, we
understand that, but we need to give him a little bit of encouragement
SuperSport next travel to Polokwane in an Absa Premiership clash at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Kick-off is at 15:00.
- TeamTalk Media