Supersport United has been working on converting chances as they prepare to meet Royal AM in a midweek DSTV Premiership game. Coach Kaitano Tembo believes the team has not been up to scratch in front of goals.
“Our previous game against Baroka, we scored two goals, and against Chiefs, we scored one, and we were playing at home. I felt we didn’t really take advantage of the chances that we got,” noted Tembo.
Matsantsanta A Pitori, as Supersport United is known, lost 2-1 to the resurgent Kaizer Chiefs even though Tembo feels the team deserved better. The Zimbabwean mentor is taking all the positives from that loss into the clash with what he called a ‘confident’ Royal AM.
“We are facing a team that is high in confidence. They’ve been doing very well, picking up points home and away as well. So it’s not going to be an easy game. They just came off a morale-boosting performance against Pirates, so they are highly confident,” explained the Supersport United mentor.
While Tembo is worried about his strikers, Royal AM has been scoring an average of 2.5 goals per match over the last four games, scoring at least one goal in all those matches. Bafana Bafana forward Victor Letsaolo has been lethal in front of goals, so Tembo will have to watch the rear as he pushes for more goals upfront.
The KZN-based Royal AM will leap-frog Supersport on the log with a win tomorrow as a single point separates the two teams. Tembo has enough confidence in his charges to bring back a good result.
“We’ve had enough to rest and also bring in few players coming back from injury, like Gampani Lungu and Bradley Grobler. So I’m quite positive that we will at least go out there and get a positive result,” said Tembo.
The potentially explosive encounter is scheduled to kick off at 17:30 South African time.