SuperSport United are MTN8 2019 champions!
SuperSport United are 2019/20 MTN8 champions!
The long awaited MTN8 final showpiece finally arrived on Saturday evening at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto.
SuperSport United coach, Kaitano Tembo made a single change from their win over AmaZulu last weekend – Bradley Grobler started in, on the other hand Highlands Park Owen Da Gama made no changes to his starting line-up.
It was not a match of many moments, as the clear scoring chance of the game came in the fourth minute when Mokete Mogaila whipped the cross inside the box, he found Mothobu Mvala, but Mvala fired the shot straight to SuperSports Ronwen Williams.
Both sides were imprecise for most of the first half as they were both looking for the opening goal. But, on the stroke of half time Mokoena’s cross found Bradley Grobler on the box who nodded the ball into the net, putting SuperSport ahead.
On the second stanza the ‘Lions of the North’ controlled most of the possession, as they were looking for the equalizer, but Matsatsantsa kept their defense solid until the final whistle. They were crowned Champions for a third time, Kaitano Tembo getting his first silverware with the Pretoria based side.
United coach Kaitano Tembo dedicated the victory to former Orlando Pirates talisman, Thamsanqa Gabuza.
“I dedicate this win to Gabuza. Today we won and we are suppose to be happy but I am hurt. The guy lost his son last week but he did not want to tell anyone, because he did not want to affect the spirit in the camp. I am touched by that selflessness. what a guy,” he said