Friday, August 24, 2018

Kaitano Tembo Wary Of Khama Billiat's Danger Ahead Of MTN8 Semi-Final Clash Against Kaizer Chiefs

Supersport United coach, Kaitano Tembo is aware of the danger posed by fellow Zimbabwean and Kaizer Chiefs star, Khama Billiat ahead of their MTN8 first leg semi-final encounter scheduled on Sunday afternoon.

The former Zimbabwe Warriors defender, Tembo, is heading Supersport United into battle against Kaizer Chiefs who are boosted of quality players that includes newly signed Lebo Manyama, fellow Zimbabwean internationals Willard Katsande and Khama Billiat in the first leg of the MTN8 semi-final match at Lucas Moripe Stadium, but the Zimbabwean gaffer is not oblivious of the individual talent that Amakhosi have and the danger posed by Billiat.

 "I think they (Kaizer Chiefs) have got good individual players, Khama- we know what he can do whenever he plays, he is a very dangerous player," said Tembo at recent MTN8 first leg semi-final press conference at the PSL headquarters in Johanessburg.

"They've got also Zuma and they brought in Manyama, We don't know weather he is gonna play, but those are very good players and they also work together as a collective,"said Tembo

However the Zimbabwean mentor has plans to pull the rug under Amakhosi's feet and turn the support against them.

"They have a very huge following that also tries to motivate and drive them, but at the same time, i think it can also give us an advantage a little bit that if we can try and frustrate them when the crowd is trying to get behind them, try and turn the crowd against them cause they are a little vulnerable at the moment," said the Supersport United coach.

The match, dumbed 'the Zimbabwean derby' will be featuring five Zimbabwean internationals, that includes Tembo himself, Onismor Bhasera, Evans Rusike all from Supersport United and Khama Billiat and Willard Katsande from Kaizer Chiefs with Teenage Hadebe missing through injury.

Tembo who lifted the MTN8 last year as assistant coach will be looking to defend the trophy and earn his first silverware as Supersport United head coach.


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