10.10.2019 12:12 pm
Gabuza shocked many when he told his teammates and coach that he had missed the funeral of his son in order to prepare for last Saturday’s MTN8 final against Highlands Park.
SuperSport United striker Thamsanqa Gabuza has been given time off to go back home by coach Kaitano Tembo.
Tembo claimed his maiden cup as a head coach when he led the capital city-based side to a hard fought 1-0 win over Highlands Park on Saturday evening.
Highlands Park play SuperSport United in the final of the MTN8 at the Orlando Stadium this evening.
Da Gama says his biggest task was to make sure his players remained grounded in the build-up to the final.
SuperSport United are in their third successive final and are looking to make it two wins out of three at the expense of Highlands Park.
The Orlando Stadium is the focal point of attraction this weekend as Highlands Park and SuperSport United meet in the final of the MTN8.
The SuperSport United coach is looking to follow in Benni McCarthy’s footsteps to win the top eight as player and coach.
MTN has revealed that each goal will be awarded with R25 000 in the MTN8 final between Highlands Park and SuperSport United taking place at the Orlando Stadium this Saturday.
“We really want the youngsters to know how it feels like to win something with the club and to have extra cash for December,” said Ndoro.
“We have a policy within the club where the players must share money if they win a trophy,” said club CEO Matthews.
Let me first say I have nothing personal against Owen Da Gama and his Highlands Park team. In fact, it would be hard for me to hide my admiration for the man’s work even if I tried.
SuperSport United captain Dean Furman is excited by the possibility of playing against his former teammate and partner in midfield, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, who signed for Highlands Park last week.
Kaitano Tembo led his SuperSport United to a third consecutive MTN8 final after they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 in the semifinal second leg on Wednesday .
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane believes some of his players did not turn up during his team’s MTN8 semifinal loss to SuperSport United.