SuperSport coach Kaitano Tembo wary of unpredictable Kaizer Chiefs

The Tshwane giants will be seeking revenge against Amakhosi having lost 1-0 in their first round league clash in December 2018

SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo has revealed that he is wary of an unpredictable Kaizer Chiefs side ahead of their Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash on Friday.

The Zimbabwean tactician has identified experienced strikers Bernard Parker and Leonardo Castro as Amakhosi's dangermen with the two Gauteng giants set to meet at the Mbombela Stadium.

“Their strongest point is that they are very unpredictable, they can adapt to any way of playing, they can play a diamond in midfield and they can play three at the back and overload the midfield," Tembo told The Citizen.

"They are very unpredictable and that is the advantage for them and sometimes they play their right-footed players on the left and vice versa,” he continued.

“They’ve got speed in Dumisani Zuma and Khama Billiat, and Leonardo Castro can hold the ball for them. The revival of Bernard Parker, he is playing his best football at the moment. They look very solid, they are structured so we need to prepare well for them,” he added.

SuperSport are currently placed fifth on the league standings - five points behind the leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns with seven matches left.

Tembo, who is in his first full season as SuperSport head coach, remains hopeful that he can lead the team to its fourth PSL title.

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“It is very tight compared to last season because at this stage last season we already knew who were the contenders, it was Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns but this season it is very difficult that you can’t really look beyond the next game," he explained.

"What is important is to focus on the next game and collect as many points as we can. If you look at the log, you can lose one and see yourself at number eight because the league is very unpredictable. It is very important that we focus on ourselves,” he said.

“It is not about looking at how many points the team at the top has and looking at the gap because if you do that you will lose sight of what you need to do in terms of your performances because they lead you to win games," he concluded.