SuperSport United – CS Don Bosco Preview: Matsatsantsa out to finish Don Bosco off
SuperSport United should have it all easy when they take on DRC outfit Don Bosco in the second leg of the Caf Confederation Cup at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday night
By Ernest Makhaya
SuperSport United will want to continue where they left off against CS Don Bosco two weeks ago, when the two sides meet in the second leg of the Caf Confederation Cup on Saturday night. Gavin Hunt’s men beat the DRC club by an odd goal, thanks to Thabiso Nkoana’s late strike.
However, Don Bosco proved to be no pushovers, as they gave United a good run, and they needed a late goal to secure a vital win. United, boosted by the return of Kermit Erasmus, is expected to field their strongest squad in the starting line-up, after their coach Gavin Hunt revealed that they are not going to underestimate their opponents, because they can easily score that crucial goal.
Hunt decided to rest goalkeeper Ronwen Williams the last time these two teams met, and went for the experience of Rowen Fernandez, who managed to keep the clean sheet in that match. However, Fernandez could be relegated back to the bench, and makes way for first choice keeper Williams.
Bradley Grobler is another player that is expected to start from the bench, despite slotting in the last penalty in the Nedbank Cup, as the combination of Nkoana and Erasmus seems to be working well for the Tshwane side.
DID YOU KNOW?
· The Caf Confederation Cup was founded in 2004 based upon the European model of the Uefa Cup
· The most successful team in this tournament is Tunisian side CS Sfaxien with two titles.
· SuperSport United and Don Bosco met just once, United scoring one goal against Bosco, and conceding none.
· The current champions of the Caf Confederations Cup are AC Leopards of Republic of Congo.
· Supersport United beat Don Bosco 0-1 in the first leg, and need a draw to progress to the next round.
|Africa - Caf Confederation Cup (CAFC)||02 Mar 2013||SuperSport United FC 3 - CS Don Bosco Lubumbashi 3|
|Africa - Caf Confederation Cup (CAFC)||17 Feb 2013||CS Don Bosco Lubumbashi 0 - SuperSport United FC 1|
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