SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews has discussed some of the plans they have in place to find the perfect replacement for midfielder Teboho Mokoena.
Mokoena was arguably the biggest signing of the January transfer window, leaving SuperSport for Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.
SuperSport decided not to sign anyone before the close of the January transfer window because they want to give the players they have in the team right now to prove themselves as replacements for Mokoena. Should SuperSport feel the need to get a replacement, they will look for options in the next transfer window.
"It's always difficult to let someone go in the middle of the season. But having said that, I think sensible enough to look and say we are not going to win the league this year. We've got a wonderful opportunity now with 12 or 13 games, with the Nedbank Cup as well, to see what the team will look like without Teboho and whether there is a need for us to go into the market in July for a more experienced midfield option, if that's what the team needs, or whether Jamie Webber can pick up the mantle straight away and take over from Tebza without us having to go outside," Matthews told the Siya crew.
"We've also got some great young players from the Diski Challenge team who are knocking on the door. You've seen glimpses of Jesse Donn, (Selaelo) Rasebotja, Thalente Mbhatha, who is still going to show a lot more promise. We've got nice, technical midfielder options within the club. From that perspective, it was not a train smash or the end of the world to let Teboho go now."