SuperSport United’s defender, Bongani Khumalo believes this season is something to remember as they knocked Mamelodi Sundowns out of the MTN 8 on Wednesday night. After the first leg, the score tied at 1-1 while goals from Teboho Mokoena and Jamie Webber inspired Matsatsantsa to a 2-0 win on the night and a 3-1 aggregate win over the Absa Premiership champions.
This victory means that SuperSport United will be in their third successive MTN 8 final. The won against Cape Town City in 2017, before they lost to those same opponents last year. The result they got in Wednesday was the first one of free-scoring against Sundowns that failed to find the back of the net this season.
The former Bafana Bafana captain is confident that the club is n the verge of another successful period in their history. Find out more about this club and its history on Soccer 10.
Khumalo had only the best words for his team
“It’s been a tough week, Saturday took a lot out of us. Cape Town City is a good team, they make you work and then you have another game where they make you work on the ball and off the ball,”; Khumalo stated after he was named the ‘Man of the Match’. He added that credit needs to go to the entire team because everyone was warriors in that game.
Bongani Khumalo feels inspired and renewed by this group. It can be seen in his performance on the field. “If we stick together and keep working hard, we may achieve something special this season I believe.”; he added. Khumalo said that that camaraderie and culture are one of the most important things that help teams win.
“Hopefully, now we can go all the way, finals are not about playing well, they’re just for winning and we’ll do our best.”; Khumalo said in the end. SuperSport will face Highlands Park in the final at Orlando Stadium. Follow the PSL results yesterday to find out how did the match finish.