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SuperSport United midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane is hoping the bad run of form will end

Posted: 23 January 2018 Time: 15:00

What started out as a great season for SuperSport United is now turning out to be a nightmare.

Coach Eric Tinkler won the MTN8 just two months into the season and Matsatsantsa reached the CAF Confederation Cup final, where they were edged by DRC giants TP Mazembe. Seen as one of the favourites to win the Absa Premiership, SuperSport are now trying to make sure they stay away from the relegation zone. 

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Things have not gone so well for the Tshwane giants since the Confederation Cup final defeat and they are desperate for a turnaround. They will go into their league encounter with Polokwane City at Lucas Moripe Stadium tonight (19h30) on the back of just one victory in the last 10 matches.

Matsatsantsa are in 11th place on 20 points, while Rise and Shine are a place below them with one less point.

I think we obviously have not been doing well as a team. We concede stupid goals as a team and that leads to us losing. If you concede a stupid goal, the spirit falls and you start thinking about previous games where we lost and drew. The confidence is low, but we are working hard to rectify things. I believe this stage will pass,” Letsholonyane tells KickOff.com.

“Unfortunately games in hand don’t mean a thing until you win those games. We wanted to challenge for the title, but we have dropped points. Now our target is to get into the top four and then we will see where we go depending on how many games will be left when we get there.”

They face a City side that has just come from playing against the big three. Rise and Shine beat Mamelodi Sundowns, lost to Kaizer Chiefs and drew with Orlando Pirates. They are not a side to be underestimated.

“It’s not going to be an easy game. City are doing well, whereas it’s the opposite for us. We are playing at home and it’s important we get maximum points. We want to win and get to a point where we are doing well as a team.”

Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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