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Tembo: The players stuck to the plan

Posted: 1 September 2018 Time: 21:34

SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo was pleased that his players stuck to the plan in the win over Kaizer Chiefs.

READ: Grobler sends Chiefs packing

SuperSport's defence of the MTN8 title goes on after they defeated Chiefs 1-0 in the second leg of their semi-final to advance to the final.

Tembo claims it was important that his charges got their spaces right to stifle Amakhosi dangerman Khama Billiat.

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“In the first leg we couldn’t get our distances right. We couldn’t deal with the space in front and the space behind. We squeezed well [the spaces]. We made sure he [Khama Billiat] didn’t have space to play. Even Castro,” Tembo told SuperSport TV.

“We knew as well that we needed to be a little bit patient. The pressure was on Chiefs, the longer it went at 0-0 the more they get frustrated,” he said.

Tembo went on to credit his troops for sticking to the game plan.

“You never know, if they had got one [goal] we could’ve been out. We needed to try and get them on transition. Credit to the guys they stuck to the game plan, we played well. We fought, you could see Dean [Furman] limping but fighting. That’s the attitude we need from the players,” he concluded.

Article by: Staff Reporter

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