Tembo: SuperSport deserved to win the final

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Kaitano Tembo coach of SuperSport United
  • Post published:October 6, 2019

SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo believes that his side deserved to win the MTN8 trophy following their performance against Highlands Park.

Matsatsantsa were crowded champions of the 2019 edition of the top-eight competition after claiming a narrow 1-0 victory over Highlands at the Orlando Stadium.

Bradley Grobler’s solitary goal was enough to see the Tshwane giants claim their second trophy in three seasons in this competition.

Tembo praised the likes of Teboho Mokoena, Ronwen Williams and Thamsanqa Gabuza for their efforts throughout the game, although he admits that he expected a difficult game against the Lions of the North.

‘We knew it was going to be a difficult match like I said before the game that if we deal with the long throws and set plays there’s no way they can trouble us,’ Tembo told SuperSport TV after the game.

‘I think Thamsanqa Gabuza did a great job on Mothobi Mvala because we knew that was their go-to guy especially on set plays and long throw-ins and other than that, I think we dominated the game and we deserved to win the final.

‘They had one moment there and Ronwen kept us in the game as well, we went to sleep and he made a good save and after that, we came in the game, but we were not looking as sharp as we wanted to.

‘We knew they would man-mark but we didn’t really have that element of surprise especially in the first half, the only time we did that is when we scored.

‘When Teboho Mokoena went through the gate and put in a cross, we knew they follow runners and Bradley was unmarked – a good goal from Bradley.’