United coach Tembo urges his players to ignore the events playing out at newcomers TTM


Johannesburg -Premier newcomers Tshakuma Madzivhandila (TTM) have dominated the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks but their opponents SuperSport United are determined to avoid getting caught up in the storm when the two sides meet in an MTN8 quarterfinal match at Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday.

Cautious United coach Kaitano Tembo urged his players to focus on their preparations and not allow the ensuing upheaval at their opponents to distract them from the task at hand.

“We have tried by all means not to be side-tracked by what is going on in their camp because that has got nothing to do with us‚” said Tembo.

“We need to really try and focus on our ourselves and make sure that we prepare very well for this game. We must focus on ourselves and go there with the right mentality and frame of mind because this game is very key for us.

“Their situation makes it even more dangerous for us because a lot of players who have gone there will want to prove themselves.”

For weeks, TTM has been in the middle of a storm that has escalated a few days ago when coach Norman Mapeza surprisingly quit in a huff after spending only a few days at the Limpopo-based newcomers.

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