Absa Premiership

Tembo: SuperSport need to make sure we improve

2018-05-15 07:31
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Cape Town - Kaitano Tembo is confident the management of Supersport United will fix the problems that led to the club playing for survival in the recently concluded season.

Tembo, who took over the reins after the club parted ways with then head coach, Eric Tinkler in March, said he was grateful with the support he received from the players in steering the team out of trouble by the final day of the season.

Matsatsantsa went into the last day of the campaign in need of victory against Baroka to remain safe from the relegation play-offs.

The Zimbabwean mentor said they may not have managed their season well enough having come from a tough year playing in the CAF Confederations Cup.

Tembo told Supersport: "I’m really proud of these guys. I think the last seven games they have been unbelievable. I think the work ethic, attitude and professionalism I have seen from the players has been unbelievable and I really appreciate it.

"I think there are a lot of things as a team, we have to look back and see at areas that need to be corrected especially when we had to play so many games. I think maybe we did not manage the team properly, but it’s a learning curve.

"I think the management knows what to do from here and this is going to make us a little bit stronger to make sure that we improve especially in our league position.

"We have always been in the final, a lot of finals, but haven’t really been convincing in the league. I think we need to start from there.

"We need to come out and say we are fighting for the league or top three, but if we get to a cup final its okay. We need to try and make sure that we start challenging especially for the championship."

 

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