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Kaitano Tembo: 'SuperSport United confident of booking MTN8 final place'

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Kaitano Tembo (Gallo Images)
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Head coach Kaitano Tembo is confident that SuperSport United will secure their place in this season's MTN8 final.

Matsatsantsa overcame Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 3-2 in their quarter-final tie and are up against Bloemfontein Celtic this Saturday.

They face the prospect of taking on one of either Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates if they reach the final of the competition they claimed last time around by beating a now defunct Highlands Park.

SuperSport come into this game on the back of a 3-1 loss to Golden Arrows but Tembo feels his side are "fully focused on defending" their title.

He said: "It's a huge game for us, and we need to put in a good performance. We are confident of booking a place in the final."

In-form SuperSport striker Bradley Grobler echoed his coach's comments, saying: "We are fully focused on defending our title and believe that we stand a good chance of beating Celtic."

SuperSport beat Cape Town City on penalties in the 2017 MTN8 final and lost to City in the competition the following year on penalties.

- TEAMtalk media

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Fixtures
Tue 24 Nov 20 19:30 PM (SAST)
Swallows
Kaizer Chiefs
Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium
Wed 25 Nov 20 19:30 PM (SAST)
Bloemfontein Celtic
Black Leopards
Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium
Fri 27 Nov 20 20:00 PM (SAST)
Maritzburg United
SuperSport United
Harry Gwala Stadium
Results
Sun 22 Nov 20
Mamelodi Sundowns 4
AmaZulu 3
Sun 22 Nov 20
Cape Town City 4
Bloemfontein Celtic 2
Sun 22 Nov 20
Tshakhuma FC 1
Baroka 0
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2. Swallows
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2
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4. Baroka
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2
7