Friday action: SuperSport looking to jump second, Chiefs in the way
- Absa Premiership Futaa preview
- SuperSport United vs Kaizer Chiefs
- Friday 15 March 2019
- 20:00, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit.
Despite a staggered first round in the Absa Premiership, Kaitano Tembo’s SuperSport have truly turned things around with four wins in the last five. As a result, Matsatsantsa a Pitori are 90 minutes away from propelling to second position.
On the opposite side, Chiefs have made much about believing they still have a chance to clinch the title late. Ernst Middendorp’s men are placed seventh with seven points off the top. With seven more games to the end, a lose for Amakhosi will end all title possibilities.
What the home coach has said:
“Their strongest point is that they are unpredictable under coach Ernst as they can adapt to different ways of playing,” said the Zimbabwean to Times Live.
"They are a difficult team to prepare for because they change their playing system regularly. Sometimes they play a diamond in the midfield‚ sometimes they play with three at the back and overload the midfield and upfront.
“There is no doubt that this is a crucial game for us and we have try and to win. At the same time‚ if we don’t win I don’t think it will be the end of the world because all the teams at the top half of the table still have to play each other,” Tembo concluded.