SuperSport United head coach Kaitano Tembo was delighted with the way Grant Kekana kept Kaizer Chiefs' Khama Billiat 'quiet' at the Mbombela Stadium.
SuperSport missed the chance to move up to third spot in the Absa Premiership standings following a 1-1 draw with Chiefs on Friday evening.
Tembo reveals he had take Siyabonga Nhlapo off and move Kekana to right back as he was on a yellow card while defending Billiat.
“Siya [Siyabonga Nhlapo] got a yellow card and knowing that he was playing against Khama Billiat, he was going to run at him and probably he was going to get another yellow card. So I took him off [he was replaced by Bongani Khumalo on the hour-mark] and put Grant Kekana at right back. Grant did well, he kept Billiat quiet, he never really played after that," Tembo told SuperSport after the game.
“I brought [Jamie] Webber to try and stabilise the midfield because ‘Tebza’ [Teboho Mokoena] was getting tired. Webber did well when he came on [with ten minutes remaining], he was very good on the ball. He made us play a little bit forward.
“George [Lebese], when he came on it was too late [with five minutes remaining], he never really got on the ball because the intensity of the game was a little bit difficult for him. But it was a good performance from the guys, I’m really proud of them,” he said.