Wednesday night saw the conclusion of the first round of Absa Premiership games for the 2016/17 campaign. There were some exciting results, but when it comes to one of the favorites for this season, SuperSport United, their first result has left supporters scratching their heads.
It was a great tussle between the giants last night as Matsatsantsa threw everything they had at Platinum Stars but to no avail. The soccer gods were their usual cruel selves as the team with the most chances and fewest conversions tends to get punished.
"What a game, SSU is playing good football. Their movements, their passes are so wow." – Mambale
"This season it's difficult, but don't right off SSU." – waikatochiefs
Other supporters have been left wondering if their forecasts of SuperSport being favourites will actually turn out to be false. Are the Igesund alarm bells ringing again?
"It will be difficult this season. It's too early but I don't think SuperSport will make the top eight come the end of the season." – aubreysadawana
"That Baxter will do like Igesund and fail. Remember, Igesund won the Telkom Knockout when he'd just arrived but come the following season and he failed dismally. Baxter will follow in his footsteps. Well done, Dikwena." – astnumber
But most supporters are just excited by what has been shown thus far, and the fans are licking their lips at the thought that this is just the beginning.
"A great season ahead of us when looking at how strong both SSU and Stars are." – Schakos
Where do you think SSU will finish on the log this season?