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Hunt on what SuperSport have ‘to do better’ to contend for league

SuperSport United head coach Gavin Hunt has outlined the areas where his side will be looking to improve in order to mount a serious challenge for the league title this season.

Hunt made a return to Matsatsantsa at the beginning of the previous season. He ended the first season of his second spell at the club without a trophy to his name.

The Tshwane side ended the 2022/23 campaign sitting third on the DStv Premiership log standings, 19 points behind the champions Mamelodi Sundowns. Meanwhile, in the MTN8, they crashed out in the quarterfinal at the hands of the Brazilians.

Meanwhile, in the Nedbank Cup, they were shockingly knocked out by Dondol Stars in the last 32.

Hunt says they discovered where they lost their footing. He says they did well against the top teams and failed to get the better of the bottom teams. This is where SuperSport will be aiming to improve according to the 59-year-old mentor.


“We didn’t do well against the bottom teams last year,” said Hunt.

“We did well against the top teams and we didn’t better against the bottom teams. When we won the league, the bottom teams, we were beating those teams.

Gavin Hunt on what SuperSport have to do better to contend for league
SuperSport United head coach Gavin Hunt

“So, that’s where we need to do better. The reason why we didn’t beat them, is I think the level for everyone was pretty much on a similar basis from two down to 15.

“It certainly two or three teams will be better this year with what they have done, signing better players. No doubt about that.”

To begin their 2023/24 season, the Swanky Boys will host Richards Bay FC on the 5th of August at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The second match will see them travel down to Durban to square off with AmaZulu on 9 August at Moses Mabhida.

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