Wait continues for Qalinge, Mohomi


SuperSport United are not yet done in the transfer market and are continuing to work behind the scenes on finalising deals, says coach Kaitano Tembo.

The PSL transfer window is set to shut at the end of August with many teams having wrapped up the bulk of their business, but SuperSport have not closed their cheque book just yet.

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Tembo has particularly highlighted a lack of depth in attack and defence and confirmed that the club are trying to tie down a couple more deals within the next two weeks.

“As you know, the window is still open and we’re still looking to beef up our squad in certain areas up front and also defensively,” said Tembo.

“We’re a little bit thin, like now we’re already missing Aubrey, which makes it a little bit difficult for us in terms of having depth and quality.

“Some of the youngsters we have are also there as squad members to gain a little bit of experience – Khanyisile Mayo is registered and trains with the first team but he’ll play mostly in the MDC this season because this is his final chance to play there.

“The same goes for Jesse Don as well, he’s also 19-years-old – a first team player but will play most of his matches at MDC level because we want them to play regularly.

“So, we’re a little bit thin as a squad in terms of depth and quality, and we’re still going to do a little bit of business before the window closes.”

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Thabo Qalinge continues to be under observation at Matsatsantsa following his release from The Buccaneers, but Tembo was reticent when quizzed about his prospects of signing.

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“We’ll make an announcement on Thabo Qalinge when the time is right,” he added, while also responding to their links with Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lucky Mohomi.

“There are still a couple of deals in the pipeline and I don’t want to pre-empt everything before the deals are concluded.”