Kaitano Tembo speaks after being fired from SuperSport

Kaitano Tembo says he has no hard feelings towards anyone at SuperSport United following his departure.

In a statement, Tembo, who was with United for twenty-three years said he is disappointed by his departure.

He said: “SuperSport United has been my home and family for the past 23 years and I am very proud of the personal and professional growth that the club has afforded me. Beginning in the youth structures and transitioning into senior coaching roles, my appointment as Head Coach of SuperSport United, one of the leading football clubs in South Africa was and remains something that I will always be extremely proud of.

My coaching staff and the players have all worked incredibly hard over the last four seasons and I value the commitment and loyalty. I would like to extend my gratitude to not only them but to the fans and everyone connected to the club and the wider community of SuperSport United.

I remain proud to have overseen the MTN8 Cup victory in 2019 whilst leading the club as best as I possibly could both locally and in continental competitions. I also took great fulfilment in developing, promoting youth and watching them flourish at the senior level.

However, recent performances and results have not been what SuperSport United and its fans are used to or expect and I both understand and share their frustration. I am eternally grateful to the Chairman, the Board and CEO Stan Matthews for believing in my ability and giving me a chance to manage this fantastic club.

I leave this organisation, a better coach, a better person and I feel prepared for the next chapter of my career, KT.”