It has been a promising start to the season

27 September, 2019

We have had an incredibly tough start playing Mamelodi Sundowns FC in the Tshwane derby clash as our season opener.

It has been a promising start to the season

We have had an incredibly tough start playing Mamelodi Sundowns FC in the Tshwane derby clash as our season opener.

We then played Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Cape Town City and Polokwane City in the league.

We would have liked to have had a few more points on the board but given our progress to the MTN8 final we are relatively pleased with how we have started.

Thamsanqa Gabuza has been fantastic for us. He is such a presence upfront and I believe our style of play and his style are a perfect match. He has formed a fantastic partnership with Bradley Grobler, and we hope he continues with his great form. Thabo Section Qalinge is a very exciting player to have in the squad. He can create magic out of nothing, and we look forward to him having a bit more game time and a big impact on the team. Kuda Mahachi has also settled in well and is a constant threat with his speed and quality on the left wing.

Sipho Mbule has been great since stepping up more regularly into the first team this season. From the start of pre-season, he has received fantastic reviews for his fitness and attitude. Those two attributes added to his undoubted ability, has led to some brilliant performances from him. It is great for the future of SuperSport United and Bafana Bafana that Sipho, Jamie Webber and Teboho Mokoena are all pushing each other every week. I believe these young players have huge futures ahead of them for club and country.

It was obviously disappointing to lose to Polokwane City. They are a very good team and have had a good start to the season. We had a very difficult week, travelling to Mbombela to play Cape Town City, followed by the semi-final against Sundowns. I felt we lacked a bit of energy and quality. The red card to Onismor Bhasera certainly didn’t help and we were caught on the counter attack trying to chase the game. Hopefully we can put it right next game.

It was fantastic to qualify for the final once again. Our third MTN8 final in a row. We can be very proud of this achievement. We hope we can go one step further than last year and retain the trophy.

The AmaZulu game will be very tough. It is still very early in the season, so we are not taking much notice of their position on the table. They have just got a new coach and looked very organised against Chiefs and were unfortunate not to win the game. We are playing at home however and after our defeat last time out, we will be looking to take all three points.

Dean Furman SuperSport United Football Club Captain!

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