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NEWS: Tembo delighted with SuperSport United’s clean sheets

SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo expressed delight at his side’s improved defensive displays this season after their 2-0 victory over Baroka FC at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

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SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo expressed delight at his side's improved defensive displays this season after their 2-0 victory over Baroka FC at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

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SuperSport United kept their fourth clean sheet in five games and are the second stingiest defence in the DStv Premiership this season, having let in just two goals in seven matches.

“Huge improvement from last season because last campaign we were not solid defensively, we gave away goals,” Tembo told the club media department after the game.

“But this season we are a little bit solid. We are difficult to score against, and for us that’s the foundation of any team, especially our team. We got to be solid defensively because we know that we always create chances.

“So it also gives us freedom, and our attacking players more freedom going forward when we know that we can take a little bit of risk, because if you are solid TT (Thatayaone Ditlhokwe) and Luke Fleurs, I think they were brilliant.”

The Matsatsantsa mentor then turned his attention to a mouthwatering clash with Kaizer Chiefs, who thrashed Chippa United 4-0 on Saturday. The Gauteng rivals meet in Pretoria on Sunday.

“Another tough game, a huge one against Chiefs, and they are a very good team, and on any good day they can punish you,” Tembo said.

“So we just have to regroup, at least we have more days to try and recover because you could see a few tired legs with Jesse Don and Teboho Mokoena because of travelling with the national team. At least we can give them an extra day or two to regroup.”

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