strikers vow to save united
SuperSport United's forwards could hardly be blamed for the two goals conceded by their team against Mamelodi Sundowns in Sunday's MTN 8 semifinal first leg, but they have vowed to rectify the situation.
They will not give up their claim to the R8 million first prize easily in their second leg match on Saturday at Super Stadium in Atteridgeville.
Making his official debut in United colours, Anthony Laffor was brought into the fray in the second half on Sunday, but did not find the back of the net. The Liberian is itching to change that, should Gavin Hunt see fit to double his firepower and give him a run up front, partnering Tefera Fikru or Katlego Mashego.
"I think they were the best team on the day, and we gave them the opportunities to score those goals. This time around, we have to do everything in our power to reverse the situation," said Laffor.
"We are not even paying attention to the away goal advantage that we supposedly have - we will not be limiting ourselves to just that one goal."
One player who would want to make amends after fluffing the chance to equalise for Matsatsantsa a Pitori is Letladi Madubanya.
While he blames lack of communication and indecision for not finding Carelse on that occasion, he is determined to avoid a repeat.
"I will do things very differently if I were to find myself in such a position in the upcoming match, obviously, but then again hindsight is the best teacher. Downs are going to be difficult, but we have had a week of working on our own game and fixing our mistakes," said Madubanya.
Dennis Masina, who has often stepped up and complimented Mashego and Fikru in attack, has also scored some crucial goals for United and could also be an option for Hunt.
"I am confident that the coach has worked out a winning system for us. We made just two mistakes and at certain points in the game, the game was 50-50. All we have to do is go out there and play our own game," said the Swaziland-born player.