September expects tough and exciting MTN8 final

SuperSport Utd captain Thabo September is hoping their impressive run continues unabated at Orlando Stadium, where they clash with Moroka Swallows in the MTN8 final this Saturday
In the last two occasions that SuperSport visited the Mecca of South African football, they returned to Pretoria with their heads up following victories against Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

In their last match last season, they beat Sundowns 2- 0 to claim the Nedbank Cup and last month they shrugged off Pirates 3-0 to set up a final with Swallows.

''The venue is Orlando again and our confidence is okay. The club is at the right point right now. There’s a good chance for us to win another trophy.''

''We are looking forward to it. As a player you want to be on the winning side. We hope to be on the winning side on the night. It’s going to be tough though,'' said the United defender.

This previous weekend Swallows and United experienced mixed fortunes with the former going 3-2 down to AmaTuks while Matsatsantsa A Pitori hammered AmaZulu by 3-0 in league encounters.

For many, a team striking a balance between the league and cup competition can be tricky but September says Gavin Hunt’s men knows how to prioritise.

“’It’s easy to balance. In a cup game you can’t settle for less. You go all out whereas in league you can console yourself with a draw. You just have to have a winning mentality and you will come up tops,” says the man who won three Absa Premiership titles with United.

Swallows have been impressive with Lerato Chabangu, Siyabonga Nomvete, Katlego Mashego and Bennet Chenene proving a handful for opponents. The 29-year-old says they are aware of the Dube Birds’ lethal attack.

''Swallows is a strong team. They attack well, they have great players. They were walloping teams with big scores. They are not there by chance so we have to be on top of our game. They have lots of good movements when they go forward.''

''Look at Chabangu, Chenene, they have got lots of movements going forward and that’s a build up for an exiting game. We also can do our tricks,'' says the former Bush Bucks defender.