Stanton Fredericks
3 minute read
22 Jan 2020
3:27 pm

Puzzled with SuperSport tactics

Stanton Fredericks

What SuperSport United usually do against the big teams, and why they have come to be known as giant-killers, is that they take the game to their opponents and press high up the pitch.

SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo. Pic: Gallo Images

In Sunday's Tshwane derby defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns, however, they were a bit cautious. I don't know if it was because in the previous league game against Sundowns they had lost 2-0, so they decided to change their tactics, but maybe it played in Sundowns' favour. Before the match I did highlight the absence of the suspended Teboho Mokoena for this game, I believe he is the heartbeat of this SuperSport side. Dean Furman is so good at covering in front of the defence that Mokoena becomes the link between midfield and attack, he knows when to sit next to...