SuperSport United F.C.

SuperSport United Football Club (often known as SuperSport) is a South African professional football club based in Atteridgeville in Pretoria in the Gauteng province. The team currently plays in the Dstv Premiership. United is known as Matsatsantsa a Pitori amongst its supporters. They usually play their home games at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.

SuperSport United
SuperSport United FC logo.svg
Full nameSuperSport United Football Club
Nickname(s)Matsatsantsa (The Swanky Boys, The Trendsetters)
Founded1994; 27 years ago (1994), purchased Pretoria City franchise
GroundLucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville, Pretoria
Capacity28,900
ChairmanKhulu Sibiya
CoachZimbabwe Kaitano Tembo
LeagueDStv Premiership
2020–215th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

 
old logo (2001–13)

Supersport F.C. is an association football club wholly owned by SuperSport, the South African group of television channels.

The club was originally known as Pretoria City. City was purchased by M-Net in 1994. M-Net got approval from the National Soccer League and the club was renamed.

The club comprises a professional football team affiliated to the Premier Soccer League as well as various youth academy teams in the SuperSport United Youth Academy playing within their respective SAFA structures.

Home matches are usually played at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, however in recent times the club has elected to take many matches to the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

The club's youth academy is one of the best in the country. Some of the graduates are Daine Klate, Kermit Erasmus, Ronwen Williams all three from Port Elizabeth and Kamohelo Mokotjo. They have previously been linked with English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and Dutch side Feyenoord.

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Notable former coachesEdit

Club recordsEdit

Premier Soccer League recordEdit

PSL recordEdit

Season Pos Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Pts
1996–97

Club officials/Technical teamEdit

  • Chairman:   Khulu Sibiya
  • Chief Executive Officer:   Stan Matthews
  • Head of Operations:   Dominic Busschau
  • Team manager:   Paul Matthwes'
  • Head Coach:   Kaitano Tembo
  • Assistant coach:   Thabo September
  • Marketing and Events Manager:   Koketso Mampane
  • Academy Technical Director:   Kwanele Kopo
  • Goalkeeper Coach:  Andre Arendse
  • Sports Scientist:   Zac Van Heerden
  • Communication Director:  {David Skosana}

Current squadEdit

As of 18 Octobar 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ZIM George Chigova
4 MF   RSA Teboho Mokoena
6 DF   BOT Thatayaone Ditlhokwe
7 FW   RSA Bradley Grobler
9 FW   RSA Iqraam Rayners
10 MF   RSA Sipho Mbule
11 FW   ZIM Kudakwashe Mahachi
12 MF   RSA Jamie Webber
13 FW   RSA Thamsanqa Gabuza
14 DF   ZIM Onismor Bhasera
15 DF   RSA Buhle Mkhwanazi
16 MF   RSA Thalente Mbatha
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   RSA Ghampani Lungu
18 DF   RSA Siyabonga Nhlapo
22 MF   COD Guily Manziba
23 MF   UGA Moses Waiswa
25 DF   RSA Luke Fleurs
26 MF   RSA Jesse Donn
27 DF   RSA Keenan Phillips
30 GK   RSA Ronwen Williams (captain)
31 GK   RSA Boalefa Pule
32 GK   RSA Samukelo Xulu
34 MF   RSA Oswin Appollis
38 MF   RSA Gape Moralo

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturerEdit

  • Shirt sponsor: showmax
  • Kit manufacturer: Umbro

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