Mnyamane: We were confident of beating Kaizer Chiefs

Thabo Mnyamane (Gallo Images)
Thabo Mnyamane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United forward Thabo Mnyamane has revealed that Matsatsantsa believed they could beat Kaizer Chiefs away in the MTN8 semi-final second leg.

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The teams went into Saturday's match level at 2-2 following the first leg at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium. A Bradley Grobler strike at the FNB Stadium then proved decisive as Matsatsantsa claimed victory.

Speaking on SuperSport's HomeGround, Mnyamane said: "Obviously we're the current defending champions, so basically the title is in our back yard, so no-one must just come take it.

"Going into that game, we believed and we had a plan that, you know, the first leg was 2-2, so we had to make sure we won in the second leg - so we did just that and right now, we're looking forward to the final."

Matsatsantsa have gone from strength to strength under new coach Kaitano Tembo, who took over following the exit of Eric Tinkler in March and was appointed on a permanent basis ahead of the new season.

However, according to defender Grant Kekana, Matsatsantsa did not have a bad 2017/18 season despite finishing in mid-table in the Premiership.

"I think us as SuperSport United, we actually did have a good season if you look at it. I mean, we reached the MTN8 final and we won it. We reached the CAF Confederation Cup final - okay, we didn't win it, but not many teams actually do go to finals."

The Tshwane-based side will defend their MTN8 title against Cape Town City in a repeat of last season's final, scheduled for 29 September.

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