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Kaitano Tembo: PSL survival is in SuperSport United's hands

20:38 GMT+4 02/05/2018
Kaitano Tembo and SuperSport United players
The Matsatsantsa caretaker coach is confident that his team will do the job against Bakgaga in the final game of the season

SuperSport United caretaker coach Kaitano Tembo is determined to avoid being drawn into a fight for survival in the promotion/relegation playoff.

Matsatsantsa have experienced a season to forget, despite winning the MTN 8 and reaching the Caf Confederation Cup final they have been on a downward spiral which not only led to the departure of head coach Eric Tinkler, but sees them in a precarious situation.

With the league title race wrapped up and the Platinum Stars’ relegation now confirmed all that remains is to see who will fight it out in the play-offs come the end of the season. Ajax Cape Town, Baroka, Polokwane City and SuperSport United are all still not safe mathematically, and with just a game remaining in the 2017/2018 season, it’s still all to play for at the bottom of the league table.

Nonetheless, SuperSport under the guidance of long-term servant of the club and caretaker coach Kaitano Tembo head into their final game of the season knowing that victory against Baroka is all it will take to guarantee their safety and put to bed what has been a highly disappointing campaign.

Tembo though, is confident that SuperSport will achieve survival as their fate is in their hands.

“Everything is still in our hands in our home game against Baroka. We only need one result and that is we need to win that game in order for us to survive,” Tembo was quoted as saying by Phakaaathi.

Meanwhile, SuperSport most recently played out to a 1-1 draw against Chippa United, in a game where they were guilty of squandering several chances, and Tembo has revealed that he will work on the team’s decision making in order to rectify that.

“We will be working on our decision making in the final third. It is not really about shooting, it is about decision making, the quality of the passes and the quality of the options that we choose and I think that’s what leads to goals, it is not about just shooting anywhere,” the Zimbabwean concluded.