The game against Supersport united was one that- both the players and myself were looked forward to. Looking forward to this particular game because of my involvement with them in the previous season. Knowing the players and how their head coach thinks gave us an edge. The plan was to attack Supersport from the first minute and try not to give them space to play when they had possession. It came as no surprise when our captain converted a well delivered pass from Mabhudi Khenyeza to give us a lead in the 17th minute.
The early goal boosted our confidence going forward and what impressed me the most was the hunger the guys have for more goals. With the many chances we created in the first half, one must give credit to the defence and goalkeeper of Supersport united for keeping them in the game. Two minutes before half time Mabhudi provided another killer pass to Mahachi – who slotted in a perfect goal to give us a two goal lead going into the break.
The second half was a little disappointing as the guys went into defensive mode. This gave Supersport the upper hand as we concentrated more on the defensive work than offensive work. As Supersport United was increasingly adding pressure – our defence showed a lot of resilience and character. Miscommunication between our defenders and midfielders allowed Supersport to score their solitary goal. Mbaeva made a few good saves on the day. Defenders made good clearances under pressure. It was an ugly 2nd half but we are happy with our first maximum points away from home.
An overall great performance from the lads and now we look forward to the TKO game against Supersport taking place this Saturday. Having played this game, we expect them to make a couple of changes to try and get a result, but we will do the same.
We are expecting an even tougher game as they are the defending champions of the Telkom Cup
Looking forward to a great display of football.