JOHANNESBURG - SuperSport United coach Keitano Tembo has backed new winger Ghampani Lungu to deliver for the Tshwane-based team this season after his move from Zambian outfit Power Dynamos - where he scored 16 goals and registered 22 assists last campaign.
Lungu made his debut for SuperSport against AmaZulu in the Absa Premiership last weekend and played in their 4-3 penalty shootout win over Orlando Pirates in their MTN 8 title defence opener; with the 19-year-old attacking midfielder playing as a wing-back. Tembo explained that this tactical decision was based on the shortage of defensive players due to the team’s injury crisis.
“There’s still a lot to come from him,” Tembo said. “Rightfully, he’s an attacker but we lost Grant (Kekana), so we didn’t have another option. But I could see that he’s one boy with hunger and desire to succeed wherever he plays.
"Against Pirates, he made mistakes here and there because it was not his natural position. But I am really happy for him. I think when he plays in his natural position, he’ll score many goals because he’s a natural goal scorer.”
Matsantsantsa a Pitori are yet to find an ideal replacement for Jeremy Brockie following his transfer to Mamelodi Sundowns in January. Evans Rusike hasn’t done much since coming into the team from Maritzburg United.