SuperSport United CEO Stanley Matthews says he would prefer for his club to finish outside the top three in the PSL this season.
Matsatsantsa entered the enforced break to league action as a result of the coronavirus in third place, with six matches to play.
While the Absa Premiership winner and runner-up both qualify for the
African Champions League, the third-placed side enters into the CAF
But Matthews, whose side have competed on the African continent
numerous times before, (making it all the way to the CAF Confederation
Cup final in 2017 where they lost to TP Mazembe) says it is 'a year too
early to make a return'.
He told Kickoff: "We've shown that we are capable of competing in
Africa, we've competed in Africa twelve times in the past 16 years.
"We have what it takes to compete in Africa, but we have to be honest
as a football club. We haven't been in the top four in our league since
"I'm just asking the question that if you can't finish in your own
domestic league in the top four, for eight years, are you ready to go
and conquer the continent or should you be focusing on nailing down a
top four, top three?."
Matthews added: "I think that it's a year too early for us. We need
to show that we can finish in the top four this year and try to grab
that fourth spot, which would be a great accomplishment for us."
- TEAMtalk media