SuperSport United captain Dean Furman is wary of the threat posed by MTN8 final opponents Highlands Park, saying the Lions of the North are rightfully in the final.
The two teams do battle for the first piece of silverware up for grabs in the 2019-20 season when they meet at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.
Owen Da Gama’s team are yet to concede in this season’s competition and will prove stiff opposition for Matsatsantsa, despite the Tshwane-based team being handed the favourites tag leading up to the final.
Furman insists that his team will not underestimate their opponents.
‘Highlands are in the final and rightfully so. It would be a complete lack of respect if we undermine them,’ said the SuperSport skipper.
‘They have a very effective way of playing and a tough defence, which we will have to see how to deal with. They are dangerous and have some good players in the team. They are a fit team and will put up a fight.’
SuperSport will be competing in their third consecutive final but Furman is determined to make up for last season’s disappointment against Cape Town City.
‘It’s no use getting to finals, we want to win them. Of the last six finals we have played we have won three, so we want to improve our win ratio.
‘We don’t need any more motivation than lifting that trophy at the end of the day. It was very disappointing to lose the final last year and we want to correct that.’
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