South-Africa

Tembo: We'll have to dig deep against Chiefs

2018-08-27 11:12
Kaitano Tembo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo admitted that his side will have to dig deep to defend their MTN8 title going into the second leg match with Kaizer Chiefs.

The two teams played out to a 2-2 draw in the first leg encounter of the semi-finals played at Lucas Moripe stadium on Sunday.

Bradley Grobler was on song for Matsatsantsa, netting a brace, but it was not enough to give his side the advantage going into the second leg.

Tembo told SuperSport: "In terms of our overall performance we played well. Two good goals from Bradley Grobler. I think the fight is still on we're still going to go there and fight. It's not over yet.

"We played better in the first half although we didn't have a good start. In the second half we didn't have a good start when they got that equaliser so early in the game that killed us a little bit. But we kept on going and we created a few chances. But credit to Chiefs they played well. I think we'll still give the fans a good game in the second leg."

The Matsatsantsa mentor admitted that his side had a tough time dealing with Amakhosi forward Khama Billiat, who bagged a goal and assist for the Glamour Boys. "We played well in patches. I'm not happy with our defending because I think we were more worried about Khama's pace and we kept on dropping and dropping where sometimes we were supposed to track and then release," Tembo added.

"He's (Khama Billiat) a very intelligent player, he can identify spaces where he can run to. He gave us problems."

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