GSV Season Preview 2015/16; SuperSport United

Matsatsantsa A Pitori | SuperSport United
Matsatsantsa A Pitori | SuperSport United
The ABSA Premiership Trophy | The Ultimate Prize
The ABSA Premiership Trophy | The Ultimate Prize

ABSA Premiership

SuperSport United Football Club

Founded: 1994

Nickname: Matsatsantsa A Pitori

Home Ground: Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville; Gauteng

Coach: Gordon Igesund

2014/15 League Finish: 6th

Star Players To Watch: Ronwen Williams, Michael Morton, Thuso Phala, Jeremy Brockie

Young Guns To Watch: Grant Kekana, Brandon Dean, Morne Nel, Skhumbuzo Mazibuko, Fagrie Lakay

The Grand Stand View

SuperSport United have become one of the most beloved and respected football clubs in the South African football realm, a team with a proud and steadfast ideology that centres around youth development and the production of great academy players for a competitive first team side that they supplement with shrewd acquisitions to make for a great blend that has brought immense success to the club. Gaffer Gordon Igesund is not a man many may know for developing talent or favouring younger players over their more experienced counterparts, yet the legendary minder has had ample time to ensure that his personal ideals find a way to fuse with the clubs’ ideology and ensure that the mandate is met while he is at the helm.

Matsatsantsa used to be known as specialists in the cup competitions, where their resolve and team ethic would wear more illustrious teams down before taking control of the clash, they managed to enjoy some incredible league success under Gavin Hunt and they will be praying for a return to such levels of output under the tutelage of Gordon Igesund. 6th place seems to have become the par score for SuperSport United in the league, yet one cannot help but think that par is actually now unacceptable for a team that can boast one of the most competitive and talented sides in African league football; with the experience of a legendary gaffer, the never-ending supply of elite level ready talents coming out of the conveyor belt of starlets they call an academy and the cheque book to splurge with the best of them, United are now firmly in a prime position to regularly challenge for a league title and hopefully bring that African title that the holding company targeted when they took control of the club.

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