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Tembo: Kekana Kept Billiat Quiet

SuperSport United head coach Kaitano Tembo was delighted with the way Grant Kekana kept Kaizer Chiefs' Khama Billiat 'quiet' at the Mbombela Stadium.

Read: Billiat Back Among The Goals As Chiefs Drop Points

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.

Watch: SLTV: 'Chiefs And SuperSport Can Still Compete For The League'

 

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