Gavin Hunt SuperSport United Coach sends a message to Orlando Pirates & Stellenbosch regarding the battle for the Caf Champions League spot – ‘We still have a significant opportunity’

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Matsatsantsa are going through a rough patch in form, but their coach is determined not to give up on the PSL top-two race just yet.



What Occurred?


SuperSport has gone winless in their last eight Premier Soccer League matches, causing them to plummet from second place to sixth in the standings.


This has made their quest to secure the position of PSL runners-up and qualify for the Caf Champions League more challenging.


With Stellenbosch in second place, along with Orlando Pirates, Sekhukhune United, and TS Galaxy all positioned above them, the situation appears daunting. However, Hunt remains optimistic about their chances of climbing the ranks to compete in Africa.



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Hunt’s Words


“We will take it game by game and we have to dust ourselves, that’s for sure,” Hunt said as per Sowetan Live.


“I think it’s very attainable. I think who we are playing and where we are playing, we still have a big chance and things can turn quickly.


“Everybody is playing for something and we have a quick turnaround, which is good or bad, I don’t know. We are playing on Wednesday and we have to pick ourselves up,” he added.


“What we say and do between now and then, we can talk all day, it is not going to help. We need to get things right. We have an area where we need to get better.”



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The Broader Perspective


SuperSport’s upcoming matches in their remaining eight games include hosting the unpredictable Chippa United, visiting Kaizer Chiefs, a home match against the struggling Cape Town Spurs, and then facing Pirates in their final league fixture.


These fixtures hold significant weight as they could determine the outcome of their season, especially considering their current form slump.


Since the league resumed after the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations finals, Hunt has voiced concerns about injuries to key players, which is the last thing they need during this pivotal phase of the season.



What’s Ahead for SuperSport?


What’s vital for SuperSport as they head into Wednesday’s PSL match against Polokwane City is maintaining a motivated camp.


However, for a team grappling with an eight-match winless streak that has undoubtedly dented morale, it seems like a challenging task for Hunt to uplift his players.




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