ZIMBABWEAN coach Kaitano Tembo has quietly been steering SuperSport United into the semi-finals of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge semi-finals in South Africa.
Tembo will take his team into a semi-final tie against University of Pretoria this coming weekend.
He guided SuperSport to a 2-0 quarter-final win over Platinum Stars. “We just have to take it game by game. We always want to take it one game at a time.
“The focus now is the semi-final, which we will play against a Tuks team that has been scoring goals. We need also to prepare a little bit well, to prepare properly because they are a very good team.
“They work well as a team and it’s not going to be easy for us. But we will be up for the challenge,” Tembo said.
The road to the Netherlands, the final destination for the inaugural winners of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge, continues to wind its way through South Africa in search of the tournament’s champions.
Having already made its way through Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Western Cape, Gauteng and the Northern Cape, the next stop is the Eastern Cape for the semi-finals leg of the tournament.
The final four teams, SuperSport United, the University of Pretoria, Black Aces and Mamelodi Sundowns, will battle it out for a place in the final and the opportunity to book themselves on the March 21 flight to the Netherlands.
The semi-finals are set for Sunday, 15 February at the Isaac Wolfson Stadium in Zwide, Port Elizabeth.
Entry into the stadium is free and tickets are available at all Shoprite/Checkers stores and Computicket outlets across the province. A limit of two tickets per person per day will apply.
No tickets will be issued at the ground on matchday.
The final round of the tournament will take place on 28 February in Gauteng — where the winning team will receive a trophy, gold medals and the coveted eight-day trip made up of a four-day training camp at the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) and friendly matches against select Eredivisie opponents.
MultiChoice Diski Challenge Semi-final Fixtures
Sunday, 15 February 2015:
University of Pretoria vs SuperSport United — Live on SS4 HD (10am)
Mpumalanga Black Aces vs Mamelodi Sundowns — Live on SS4 HD (12pm) – Supersport