JOHANNESBURG – SuperSport United may be on cloud nine after their giant-slaying performances in the last seven days, but coach Kaitano Tembo has urged his troops to keep their feet firmly on the ground.
Last Wednesday, Tembo inspired his troops to a 3-0 PSL victory over Orlando Pirates at Mbombela Stadium, bagging a second successive win against the Bucs in Nelspruit. Add to the fact that, that victory came two days just before Orlando Pirates’ coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic tendered his resignation to join Egyptian giants Zamalek. Sredojevic then become the third Bucs coach to resign after having suffered a heavy to defeat to SuperSport, joining predecessors Kjell Jonevret and Muhsin Ertugral whose teams were thumped 4-1 and 6-1 respectively.
However, the Zimbabwean-born tactician was not done with his hat-tricks on-and-off the pitch, hammering Wits by 3-0 on Sunday in the MTN8 quarter-finals to send his SuperSport team into their third successive semi-final. SuperSport will face rivals Mamelodi Sundowns for a spot in the final.
Tembo was, however, reluctant to get carried away by the week that was, stating they are a still a team in progress.
“I think we’ve had a very good pre-season. But at the same time, it’s about continuity, we have few players that have joined us and we are trying to improve from last season,” Tembo said.