Mayday, SUFC, Mayday!

After their showing in this weekend’s 2013 Nedbank Cup Final, SuperSport United Football Club has my attention. It must be said that the attacking field did not play their role to its full potential. Fortunately, their defence was reliable enough to strike a balance with that reality.

SuperSport United Football Club

Picture a ship, sailing along the eye of a storm. SuperSport United reminds me of that ship and their form has been rather bothersome at times during the past season. Whilst there have been hundreds of minutes of positive play by matsatsantsa a Pitori smooth sailing only serves to keep afloat. And the team has kept afloat: far enough from relegation but far away from reaching glory. Spurts of brilliance marred by innocent madness. Moreover, other teams have played better when it mattered most.

Across the MTN8, Telkom KnockOut, Nedbank Cup and Premier Soccer League competitions, the first team has yielded marginal wins (14 out of 42), many draws (20 out of 28), and in losing their most recent flagship title have recorded only 8 defeats (all but one by single-goal margins). It is safe to expect better sailing from SUFC. Picture that ship, steering itself determinantly into the 2013/2014 soccer season.

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