Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo
is pleased to have a large group of players currently performing at
optimum levels for Saturday's MTN8 final against Cape Town City.
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The Tshwane club have made a fine start to the news season - apart
from making the top eight cup final, they have also been in great form
in the league, a 4-0 win on Sunday over Black Leopards leaving
Matsatsantsa just two points off the summit.
Striker Evans Rusike has set the pace with four league goals and one
in the cup, while the likes of Bradley Grobler and James Keene have also
been amongst the goals, with Fagrie Lakay another in-form forward.
"To be honest I want to have a [selection] headache like this because
a lot of players have been raising their hand, not just for the final,
but for the other games as well," Tembo was quoted saying by the Sowetan.
"I have a competitive squad which pushes each other at training. No
matter who plays they give each other support. We still have a few days
to think and analyse to see who will be suited for the game."
Tembo took over as caretaker coach at SuperSport midway through last
season and having been given the job full-time ahead of the current
campaign, is hoping to pay back the club's faith in him with silverware
"What is important is the club as it comes first. I can only thank
the board, led by the chairman Khulu Sibiya and the CEO Stan Matthews,
for giving me the opportunity," said the former SuperSport player.
"It is not easy but for them to show confidence in me to take
responsibility of such a big club is very humbling. I can only reward
them by going to win the final."