SuperSport United Secure Victory Against Al Hilal Benghazi

Etiosa Ighodaro helped SuperSport United, secure their first victory in the CAF Confederation Cup group stage this season.

“Seven points can get you through,”  said Gavin Hunt at the pre-match media conference at the venue yesterday afternoon.

Gavin Hunt is optimistic about what his team can do in the tournament

Gavin Hunt is optimistic about what his team can do in the tournament


“The game we lost here against the Algerian team (USM) – a top, top side – we could have won it. We hit the post and got the ball cleared off the line. And even the two away matches, we could have won them and now that we will have them (Benghazi and Modern Future) here at home, we have a chance to beat them.”

It sounded more like he was just saying what a man in his position has to say – especially when he again lamented the fact that he just does not have a squad sizeable enough to be competitive on many fronts and reiterated that he’s more focused on the domestic front.

“We don’t have the squad to compete, but we got to do what we got to do. We’ve done well in the domestic league and we could have been very, very closer (to runaway leaders and defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns, whom they trail by seven points, having played three more matches than the Brazilians).

“Domestically is where we need to keep our focus. We cannot get ourselves in trouble like the club was many years ago when they nearly got relegated after getting into the final.” said Hunt as quoted by IOL

Etiosa Ighodaro was the MVP for SuperSport United

Etiosa Ighodaro was SuperSport’s MVP in their win against Al Hilal Benghazi

What now for SuperSport United

Following this outcome, SuperSport United climbed from the bottom of the group.

They now have two remaining matches where favorable results are crucial for their qualification to the knockout stages.

However, their performance in the domestic scene tells a different story. SuperSport United are currently in second position behind defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the PSL standings.

If Matsatsantsa A Pitori can maintain this position in the PSL until the season’s end, they will secure a spot in next season’s CAF Champions League.

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