Tonight is the night! The 2016/17 PSL season finally gets under way. Many have begun speculating as to who will walk away with all the silverware in the coming campaign, and SuperSport United have been mooted as one of the surprise packages that could just break many hearts in the upcoming season. Supporters Club finds out how.
Supporters Club caught up with SuperSport fan and Western Cape SLSC secretary Nomzamo Hlalele to find out what she thinks Matsatsantsa's chances are.
Beaver Nazo: Hey Zamo, how are you doing?
Nomzamo Hlalele: Hey Beaver, I'm ok, it's been a while.
BN: Let's get straight to it. The new season gets under way tonight, how do you think Matsatsantsa will fare this season?
NH: SuperSport United will do wonders this season. Our coach has had enough time to prepare the team for the new season. We will be unstoppable this season, mark my words!
BN: Alright, and your coach (Stuart Baxter) is rated among the best in the PSL too. What do you think of him as SuperSport coach?
NH: He has shown us what he's made of after being in charge of the team for just a few months. He won us the Nedbank Cup, that automatically took us to compete in Africa. He is undoubtedly the best coach in the PSL. Ask any Kaizer Chiefs supporter, they will share my sentiments. (laughs)
BN: And the new signings, what do you think of them?
NH: Yhoo, we have signed top-quality players this season, again ask any Chiefs supporter, I'm sure they will share my sentiments on this one as well! With the crop of old and new players that we have, we will definitely challenge for the league title this season.
BN: You are playing your arch-rivals, Sundowns, in the MTN8 on Sunday... your thoughts on this one?
NH: We will beat Sundowns, we will go all the way and lift this one!
BN: Lastly, any message for the team from you, the supporters?
NH: They must go out there and make us proud. We are behind you all the way, Matsatsantsa.
BN: Alright, thanks for chatting to us and good luck for the rest of the season.
NH: Thank you, sir!
Do SuperSport have what it takes to go all the way this season?