SSU proud to lead with PSL youngsters


SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo is proud of the fact that the club gives young players a platform in the Absa Premiership.

Matsatsantsa have become one of the clubs producing cream of new South African talent, which benefits the national teams.

SuperSport are amongst the top teams that have the most number of players in the juniors national team setups.

Tembo congratulated his players for being part of the team that qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after finishing third at the CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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"We are very proud of them Sipho Mbule and Teboho Mokoena, because those are youngsters we have given an opportunity," Tembo said.

"They are playing regularly, we throw them in there, the 21s and 22s are regulars to us. When they are not there we get worried because we give them opportunities to shine."

Tembo says it's their culture as a club to make sure every season they give young players a platform to showcase their talent, as they did on Wednesday by including some of their Multichoice Diski Challenge players in the senior squad against Maritzburg United.

"We are very happy they've gone to represent the country and are going to the Olympics, and that makes us proud as a team," he added.

"If you look we had 18 years Luke Le Roux who plays in the MDC, Luc Fleurs a centre-back, 19, very young, Jamie Webber also here in the senior setup so we are trying to give our youngsters this platform, an opportunity for them to further their careers and develop as well."