PSL Preview wrap: SuperSport take aim at managerless Richards Bay

SuperSport United travel to Richards Bay for their DStv Premiership clash on Saturday as TS Galaxy host Chippa United.

Richards Bay v SuperSport United

SuperSport United will be gunning for all three points against a managerless Richards Bay at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday.

While SuperSport are in second place on the DStv Premiership standings with 29 points from 15 games, the Natal Rich Boys are second from bottom with 10 points.

Richards Bay recently dispensed with head coach Kaitano Tembo, having last lost 1-0 to Kaizer Chiefs.

This result came on the back of 3-0 defeat to Stellenbosch in the semi-finals of the Carling Knockout Cup and a 3-2 league loss to Royal AM.

Vusi Vilakazi will take temporary charge of the team until a successor to Tembo is found.

Matsatsantsa have won their last three games in all competitions, most recently defeating Orlando Pirates 3-1.

They had previously lost two successive CAF Confederation Cup group stage games, resulting in SuperSport boss Gavin Hunt having to utilise a number of young players.

He was thrilled with their response, saying on SABC Sport: “What we did, we grew up today again, the kids. More debuts for 18-year-olds, youngsters which is good for them and good for the club and certainly it will benefit the game in the long run that’s for sure.

“They’ll come out of it much stronger, much better and as long as we play the game the right way and try to play the right way, which we did and we have done in the four games.”

TS Galaxy v Chippa United

Both TS Galaxy and Chippa United could move as high as seventh on the DStv Premiership standings with all three points on Saturday.

While Galaxy are in 11th place with 18 points from 14 games, the Chilli Boys are down in 12th with 18 from 15 matches played.

Sead Ramovic’s side were unlucky to lose to Stellenbosch in the final of the Carling Knockout Cup on penalties but followed that up with a 2-0 defeat of Golden Arrows last time out.

Chippa also overcame Arrows 2-0 in recent weeks, but last lost 2-1 to Polokwane City.

Ahead of the game, Ramovic said on SuperSport: “If you compare where this club was two years ago and you see now, the way we improved, you just have to be positive.

“But of course, if you don’t continue to work hard, we will go backwards. So we have to keep on going.”

Chippa boss Morgan Mammila added: “You can see the direction of the team and where it is going.

“Sometimes talk is cheap. We want to see action, and the way we are playing says we are moving in the right direction.”