SuperSport United’s Gavin Hunt is anticipating the upcoming FIFA international break, viewing it as a crucial period to intensify training sessions.

Hunt expressed frustration over the limited training time his team has had recently due to their demanding fixture schedule, which included engagements in the CAF Confederation Cup, Nedbank Cup, and the DStv Premiership.

Following their 3-1 triumph over Richards Bay in the Nedbank Cup last 16, with goals from Shandre Campbell and Gamphani Lungu, Hunt emphasized the significance of utilizing the break for training purposes.

“The break will give us a bit of training time. We haven’t been training for two months now. We don’t train. We come in and do 30 minutes and we go home,” Hunt stated during the post-match press conference.

SuperSport’s rigorous travel itinerary, spanning cities like Cape Town, Polokwane, Algeria, and Durban in just two weeks, has hindered their training regimen, according to Hunt.

Despite the challenges, SuperSport’s advancement to the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals presents an opportunity to secure a spot in continental competitions, with Hunt eyeing a return to the CAF Confederation Cup.

“We got an eye on trying to get back to CAF. I think there are four teams for two spots and that’s going to be tough. We did it last season and we will try to do it again,” Hunt affirmed.

Meanwhile, Richards Bay coach Vusumuzi Vilakazi acknowledged the importance of shifting focus to league matches to ensure survival, highlighting the psychological impact of their Nedbank Cup participation.

SuperSport’s next challenge awaits them on April 3 as they travel to face Golden Arrows in a DStv Premiership encounter at Mpumalanga Stadium at 19h30.