SuperSport home in on title

Linda Moreotsene

Linda Moreotsene

If they still harbour serious ambitions of winning the Absa Premiership league title, SuperSport United have to win their two remaining home matches, the first being their clash with Moroka Swallows tomorrow.

This is the view of United coach Gavin Hunt, whose charges slipped to second position behind fellow contestants Ajax Cape Town.

The match takes place at Super Stadium in Atteridgeville. Kickoff is at 8pm.

Hunt's nerves have no doubt been on edge ever since his side blinked and allowed the Urban Warriors back into the title race by dropping points against AmaZulu and Mamelodi Sundowns.

The coach is hoping those losses do not come back to haunt him in two weeks' time when the champions are crowned. Long periods of inactivity between fixtures might also have had an adverse effect on momentum.

"We just have to give a match-winning performance, but I can assure you the pressure is not getting to us. The important matches are the home ones. If you win those, you make it easier on yourself," said Hunt.

He said his players are all available, and the return of captain Ricardo Katza from a long injury spell must be a bonus.

Swallows coach Ian Gorowa regards his team as underdogs, but maintains the priority is to cement a top eight position. With striker James Chamanga departing for China, the goal poaching duties fall to the trio of Evans Gwekwerere, Songwe Chalwe and Sandile Ndlovu.