From new sponsorships and partnerships to new players and coach, SuperSport United has made the biggest impact in the PSL industry so far this off season.
Cavin Johnson was the right catch for Matsatsantsa who pride themselves on youth development. Not only is he a master at blending youth and experience, and man-management of players, but he will allow a more free approach to the way the team plays, something the players will respond to well after a long time working under Gavin Hunt, who has quite a different approach to Johnson. Change can often be a good thing.
Several new players will add quality to the squad; Bennett Chenene, Kurt Lentjies, David Mathebula, Mame Niang and Thuso Phala are all outstanding buys.
In comes one of the country’s best goalkeeper coaches in Alex Heredia as well as Stewart Masela, who used to manage Absa’s sponsorship of the League, and is expected to add weight to an already efficient SSP office environment.
Masela joins at a crucial time, as Engen Petrolium come on board in a three-year
sponsorship deal, expected to help the club reach new heights.
The club recently announced a partnership with Stellenbosch University in an attempt to strengthen football in Stellenbosch and to nurture talent in the Western Cape. The link allows the University to extend their football footprint while SSP will have access to talented young players in the Western Cape region.
The club have created a new logo and have joined forces with Kappa as a technical sponsor, showing that all round they mean business in 2013/14.
It has been an eventful off season as far as the Tshwane club are concerned and as their nickname Matsatsantsa suggests, SuperSport have definitely set the trend for others to follow.