Thuso Phala of Supersport United challenged by Marshall Munetsi of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Supersport United and Orlando Pirates at Mbombela Stadium, Johannesburg on 11 April 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Wednesday Apr 18, 2018. 15:30
SuperSport United winger Thuso Phala has vowed that they will bounce back from what has been a disappointing league season.
The South African Premier Soccer League side is struggling in their domestic campaign and are placed at the 14th spot in the league.
The MTN8 Cup champions sit in an unfamiliar position with three matches to go and are separated by a point from Ajax Cape Town who occupy the relegation zone.
However, the former Kaizer Chiefs winger admits it has been a tough season and they will learn from their mistakes.
“We will be a better club after this,” Phala said.
“This has been a lesson for everyone, including management. Doing well in the Confederation Cup and then struggling upon our return to the league showed that we need to have depth in the team to compete locally and in the continent.
“This showed us that games in hand don’t mean anything. At one stage, we were third on the log with five games in hand and now we are third from bottom.
“This game has no guarantees. You have to give everything on the field to get the results.”
SuperSport are set to face Kenya's Gor Mahia in the CAF Confederation Cup, second leg tie on Wednesday.
Coach Kaitano Tembo will hope to guide his men back to glory after losing the first leg 1-0 in Nairobi.