Unbeaten in their last six league games, SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo says his side will be gunning to maintain their winning streak when they welcome a struggling Stellenbosch FC to the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening.
The two sides head into the game on the back of contrasting midweek results with United downing Maritzburg United 2-0 while Stellenbosch were annihilated 4-0 by Kaizer Chiefs. Tembo cautions against taking their opposition lightly as they look to earn their third straight win.
With three games to play before the mid-season break, Matsatsantsa lie third on the log with 20 points amassed after 12 games.
They trail log leaders Chiefs by 11 points and second-placed Sundowns by just a point. Tembo emphasises they are putting no pressure on themselves to narrow the gaps between them and high-flying Amakhosi.
After 12 games played, Stellies have found the going tough with just two wins, five losses and five draws.
As a result, they are sitting with 11 points on 14th spot, with just a point separating them away from bottom-placed Chippa United.
Young guns Sipho Mbule and Teboho Mokoena were recently instrumental in helping the national Under 23 side qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Tembo, who gave the pair their breakthrough ahead of the more experienced troops says he is proud of the strides his prodigies have made.
Though they have established themselves as cup kings over the years, it has been nearly a decade since Matsatsantsa a Pitori lifted the league trophy aloft.
Tembo explains why they have found it tough to clinch the league title as opposed to other domestic trophies they have successfully bagged. – Report by Tumi Gabonamong