Wednesday Mar 11, 2020. 14:00
SuperSport United chief executive officer Stan Matthews has stated that the club will extend the contract of coach Kaitano Tembo.
The 49-year-old former Zimbabwean international will see his current deal expire at the end of the 2019/20 season and there have been doubts over his future following some inconsistent results.
However, United have romped to back-to-back league wins over Bidvest Wits and Highlands Park within the past fortnight, reviving their hopes of qualifying for African club football next season. A title push could even be possible if leaders Kaizer Chiefs and nearest chasers Mamelodi Sundowns both have poor ends to the campaign.
The victories have silenced Tembo’s critics and seemingly convinced Matthews and his fellow bigwigs at SuperSport that the coach deserves an extension to his deal.
“Kaitano has a two-year extension clause in his contract. There is no question in our minds that he deserves an extension whatever happens,” Matthews is quoted by the Daily Sun.
“He won us a trophy [2019 MTN8] and we are sitting okay in the league. He brought through three young players. He is a club man.
“I am not sure where this media nonsense comes from around his contract. Kaitano’s job is not under threat. He will be with us next season no matter what.”
SuperSport will next be in league action on Saturday 21 March when they host Bloemfontein Celtic.