SuperSport United’s chief executive officer Stan Matthews has paid a tribute to Thamsanqa Gabuza for playing in the MTN 8 Cup final against Highlands Park while he was mourning for his son earlier this morning. The striker has been granted compassionate leave following the death of his late son. The 32-year-old player lost his son just a few days before SuperSport edged Highlands Park 1-0 to lift the MTN 8 Cup as he staged the performance of a man of the match.
Thamsanqa Gabuza is now available to be selected for Saturday’s Telkom Knockout Cup challenge. The team will be facing the defending champions Baroka FC at Lucas Moripe Stadium. Matthews saluted the striker’s commitment to SuperSport in the remark that might boost Gabuza’s morale ahead of the upcoming Saturday’s Telkom Knockout match.
Thamsanqa Gabuza stays strong after the loss of his son
“We gave him a week off just to go and attend to his family in the time of need. He needs to heal and grieve. He is very happy at the club and he settled so well. The fact that he could produce a man of the match performance under such personal circumstances is saying a lot about his character. Not to mention the fact that he had extended himself in this way and in that fashion for the good of the team is unbelievable. It is great and kudos to him. He is a bigger man than I am. He showed us all his desire and commitment to make the best of this stint that he has with us. We want it to continue and we wish him all the best in the future.” – Matthews stated.
Thamsanqa Gabuza is expected to continue with his fine form from this season in which he managed to score four goals in all competitions so far. SuperSport already bagged the MTN 8 challenge so they are seeking further to decorate their trophy cabinet with the Telkom Knockout Cup trophy. However, they will need to negotiate their way past holders Baroka before they start their run. If you want new supabets coupon check follow this link. The same way you can check out the latest psl results and highlights.