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Tembo: We Knew We Wouldn’t Have The Legs

Tembo: We Knew We Wouldn’t Have The Legs

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 11, 2018 10:01 PM

SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo admitted his players were tired and said he was happy with a share of the spoils against Orlando Pirates.

Read: Pirates Drop Vital Points After Draw With SuperSport

Following his team’s CAF Confederation Cup exploits this past weekend, United and the Buccaneers played to a 0-0 draw in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday night.

The draw leaves SuperSport in 14th spot, one point ahead of Ajax Cape Town, who occupy the relegation playoff place.

“I have to give credit to the guys because it wasn’t an easy game,” Tembo told SuperSport after the match.

“This is a very good Pirates team.

“In the first half, we tried to be a little more adventurous. We created better opportunities in the first half when we played them a little bit high when they didn’t really have the ball. The second half they dominated play and had most of the possession.

“Getting to half-time at 0-0 pushed us mentally. You don’t want to concede, especially late in the first half.

“When we came back in the second half we knew we wouldn’t have the legs, we were pushing them hard. We had to play on the transition. We had a couple of chances on transition because we had to sit back.

“The performance was brilliant from the guys.

“We will keep working. The most important thing is the performance today. If we keep working, we will get our break.”


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SuperSport United
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11 Apr 2018 19:30 Mbombela Stadium South African Premier Soccer league
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MDANANA Joined: 05 Jul 2012
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MDANANA Apr 12, 2018 11:45 AM
Supersport must stay in psl i wish. This will be compensation for caf commitment which have weaken them. wits or ajax i wish relegation for them
tshavhuyo humbulani Joined: 29 Dec 2015
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tshavhuyo humbulani Apr 12, 2018 11:39 AM
Go & park the bus,next season you will park it on the NFD
leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint Apr 12, 2018 09:41 AM
Why sit at the back when you suppose to be running away from relegation.
EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Apr 12, 2018 09:02 AM
After the damage caused by Eric you were left to do damage control.
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EagleEye Apr 12, 2018 08:54 AM
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