Tembo remains defiant in title race


SuperSport United's title challenge is stuttering at the moment but coach Kaitano Tembo has not given up on catching Kaizer Chiefs.

Tembo's side have dropped six points in their last three matches after losing 1-0 to Golden Arrows on Saturday and are now 11 points behind Amakhosi having played two matches more.

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Matsatsantsa were at one point among the front-runners to challenge Chiefs but there have been changes with the chasing pack as Orlando Pirates have moved up into second place.

"Well this loss means three points dropped, that's the sad part, but we've got to put this game behind us and concentrate on the next one," said Tembo.

"That's very important for us. We can't dwell too much on this game, it's gone. We look to the next game."

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United have played more games compared to their competitors at the top but a positive Tembo is focusing on bouncing back and hopes the current top three lose the plot so they can capitalise.

"Look, for us it's one game at a time," he added. "We've got nine games to go so we have to try to focus on ourselves. We need to collect maximum points."

Matsatsatsa will shift their focus to the Nedbank Cup as they are facing Mamelodi Sundowns in a Tswane derby on Saturday (20h15) and will be looking to knock them out of a cup for a second time, as they did in the MTN8.

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