Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo revealed his charges are ready for their tough season opener at the weekend.
Matsatsantsa begin their 2019/2020 Premier Soccer League campaign
against reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday. Tembo
confirmed that unlike the beginning of last year's season, he has a
largely injury-free squad to chose from.
"The team is in good shape," Tembo tod IOL.
"We've avoided any major injuries and we hope that we’ll continue through the season injury-free.
"Last season, we started well, but then had four of our top players
out because of injuries. Our rhythm was compromised, we had to start
again and find new combinations. I think it will be a little bit
different this season – we'll have a good start this time around."
One player Tembo is hoping to rise to the Pretoria occasion is midfielder Teboho Mokoena, who was a workhorse last season.
"Teboho has been tremendous, especially with all the talk about a
possible transfer, and all the media speculation in that regard,"
"But I'm happy that he is really focused. He has been a model
professional and I know he's going to have a really good season because
he’s had a good pre-season as well."