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Tembo set for study tour

BY MINENHLE MKHIZE

SUPERSPORT United coach Kaitano Tembo is set to enhance his football knowledge by visiting some of the top clubs that are campaigning in the English Premier League.

SuperSport CEO Stanley Matthews confirmed in an exclusive interview with Independent Media that Tembo would be embarking on a journey to England next month.

“We’ve had good coaches with big ambitions in the past. We had Pitso Mosimane who has achieved big in his career. That’s the same pride with Gavin Hunt. It is the same pride that we would love to have with Kaitano.

“Next month in March, Tembo is heading to the UK. He will visit some of the major teams in the English Premier League,” Matthews elaborated.

Tembo is in his second season as head coach at SuperSport. He took over the reins from Eric Tinkler two years ago.

In his first season, Tembo reached the MTN8 final but succumbed to a defeat at the hands of Cape Town City. Finally, he landed his maiden triumph as head coach at the start of the season lifting the MTN8 by beating Highlands Park in the final.

“He (Tembo) will have one-on-ones with (English Premiership) head coaches and background staff. He will observe their training sessions and inspect their training facilities,” Matthews added.

SuperSport are on course to finish in the top 4. At some stage, they were in the title race, but lack of consistency has seen them slip.

“When Pitso was here, we took him to Holland and Liverpool. “We took Gavin Hunt to Australia at the Institute of Sport. We also took him to Tottenham Hotspur.

Kaitano will leave during the next Fifa break in March. We want him to pick up new trends and methods of modern football.” Matthews stated.

Tembo has a long way to go to achieve the accomplishments of Mosimane and Hunt. The two are in the league of their own with their achievements. They boast four league triumphs.

They also amassed numerous other domestic titles over the past. — IOL Sport

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