SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo says he is desperate to win his first trophy for the team as head coach.

Matsatsantsa will take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 semi-final first leg in Atteridgeville on Sunday.

He was appointed permanent coach at the beginning of last season after he was a caretaker after Eric Tinkler left the club. Last season he guided his team to the final, but unfortunately lost to Cape Town City.

Supersport will play against the league champions for the second time this season, after losing in the opening league match of the season 2-0 at the same venue.

SuperSport will play the first leg at home and Tembo is hoping for positive results going into the second leg.

SuperSport has reached the MTN8 final in the previous two seasons. They lost to Cape Town City last season, and two seasons ago they beat the very same City to clinch the cup. Furman is desperate to reach the final again.

Matsatsantsa have been in fine form since that loss to Sundowns in the league.

They have beaten Orlando Pirates and drawn against Kaizer Chiefs in the league, and also knocking out Bidvest Wits in the quarterfinals.

United’s Dean Furman explains why they have been superb lately. – Report by Vincent Sitsula