Tembo has to live up to his statement
When Kaitano Tembo (right) was appointed as SuperSport United’s head coach on a permanent basis, he stated that his side would be challenging for Absa Premiership honours.
This raised eyebrows following a disastrous 2017/18 league campaign that saw the side only staving off relegation on the final day of the season.
So far United have collected just 15 points out of a possible 27, and while it is relatively still early days to exclude anyone from the championship chase, it is fair to say Matsatsantsa A Pitori still have a lot of ground to make up before they can be considered serious title contenders.
The last time United won in the league was in September in a 4-0 thumping of promoted Black Leopards.
Matsatsantsa are about to face an equally off-form Free State Stars tonight at Goble Park in Bethlehem.
Ea Lla Koto are coming off the back of a 3-1 loss to defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns and are desperate for three points as they last celebrated a victory four games ago. A win for Stars would see them leapfrog United.
Not only will that win see Stars overtake United, but it could persuade Ea Lla Koto’s board to prioritise the Confederation Cup. Eymael said if he manages to reach at least 19 points in the next few games, his board might give him the green light to compete on the continent.