In the world today, the game of soccer tends to be one of the most popular sport and is the most popular sport known in South Africa. South Africa has in no doubt achieved greatness from the game of football. One of them is being the first-ever African country to have hosted the widely viewed FIFA World Cup in the year 2010.
This has in no doubt been the reason behind South Africa having lots of great football teams in which one of which is the Supersports United football club.
Today we would discuss all you need to know about Supersport United, this club tends to be one of the most popular clubs in South Africa and has got a lot of people asking the same questions but in different forms about this great club.
Super Sports United Football Club Players, History, Coach, Academy, and All You Need to Know
Starting with Supersport United History, Supersport United was established or created in the year 1994 which implies that the club is over 24 years old based on Pretoria (formerly named Pretoria), this club tends to be one of the biggest clubs in South Africa and they also feature in the South African Premier League soccer.
The premier league soccer tends to be one of the biggest soccer associations in South Africa, and they are directly responsible or in charge of the administration of the South African premier division and also the national first division.
The South African Premier League soccer registered over 32 football clubs in its membership and Supersports United Football club is one of them and plays a huge role in the Premier League division. In the year 1994, M-Net television was noted to have purchased Pretoria City football club which is now presently known as Supersports United Football club.
Following this purchase, it was noted that there were two reasons behind the purchase of this club. Of which the first reason was that M-Net has longed to become actively involved in local football events, not only via television rights and they have been able to achieve their aim so far.
But as of then, purchasing a struggling and upcoming team was an idea held up by faith as the team was nearly at the far end and was also plagued by various problems. Later on, the team started coming up and becoming a much greater team than before, all thanks to the contributions made by M-Net to the team.
M-Net has been able to build the then known Pretoria City into one of the greatest teams in South Africa, and this they have been able to achieve in a well-fashioned manner.
For them (M-Net) the future of decoder sales lies with the South African emerging market and in no doubt, football is the most popular sport in the country as stated earlier, meanwhile, the establishment of such great brand awareness made a whole lot of sense and contributed to the long term goals of the M-Net.
On a second note, following the aims of M-Net to have purchased the club and also being part of the Supersport United football club History, they purchased the club for the aim of qualifying for the CAF competition in Africa within the space of three years and therefore made this team a marketing tool for the Supersport Television channel which is where you can get all the latest Supersports United News.
Without surprise, after the purchase of the club, they in no doubt fill up the team with great players to aid the team to greatness and to climb to the top of the league among all other local clubs.
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Have you been wondering about Supersport United’s owner? Well, the Supersports United owner is non-other organization than the Super sports channel, which tends to be one of the largest sports networks in Africa as a whole, and when it comes to the world, Super sports Channel is noted as the second biggest sports channel.
The name Pretoria City was changed to Super sports United following the permissions and rights given to Supersport by the National Soccer League in South Africa.
The Supersport United club is made of professional squads which are closely affiliated with the PSL (Premier Soccer League), a youth team been trained up in the Supersport United Academy and other groups in South Africa.
More also, diving down to the Supersports United Academy for youths, they are known to play in diverse structures under the South African Football association known as SAFA. The matches of this club are played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville in South Africa Pretoria, prior to development made by the team and also great achievements; they have decided to step up their game by taking their matches to the great Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane, South Africa.
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This club has been noted to have taken part in various great matches for of course a great aim to achieve and this has gotten the team a great number of fans, the fans get by this team is noted to be amongst the most dedicated fans of any of the South African clubs and this could as well be traced down to their strong affiliation with the great Supersport Channels.
One major strong arm that has also contributed to their greatness is the Supersports United youth Academy which is termed as one of the best and the most successful in South Africa.
This youth academy has brought fought great players which include the likes of Diane Klate, Ronwen Williams, Kamohelo Moketjo, and Erasmus Kermit, of which are all great players in the premier league division. Speaking still of great achievements, we can’t but commend the Supersports United coach “Kiatano Tembo” as he is a sole contributor to the team’s success.
Supersports United Top Achievements
This great club has in no doubt been making a whole lot of achievement of which the below accomplishments are parts and this has thus made them one of the best clubs in South Africa.
- Premier Soccer League: this club has won this title three consecutive times in the year 2007/2008, 2008/2009, and 2009/2010.
- Nedbank Cup: Supersports United are five-time winners of this title for the years 1999, 2005, 2012, 2016, and 2017.
- Telkom Knockout games: this club emerged as the winner of this tournament in the year 2014.
- MTN 8: Super sports United FC also emerged as the winner of this tournament in the years 2004 and 2017. This title is rated high in South African football competitions. This competition is actually made up of eight teams in total following the ABSA Premiership ending order.
- They are also the winner of the Sparletta Cup in the year 1995
- They have also emerged winners of the second division games.
List Of Supersport Top Players
Speaking of the Supersport United Players, the team is really blessed with great players of which some of them are:
1. ONISMOR BHASERA;
When we talk of key players of the Supersports United team, we can’t but talk of Onismor Bhasere who hails from Zimbabwe. He is noted to hold the left back position for the club, though; he was formerly noted to have played for Bidvest Maritzburg United, Kaizer Chiefs, Wits, and Plymouth Argyle. This great player is aged 32 and has contributed immensely to the achievements of the club.
2. AUDREY MODIBA
Audrey Modiba is also known as “postman” in the club. He hails from South Africa. He plays the left winger role and also the left-back role at times for the club. Modiba can as well be referred to as a young star as he has played for the South African under-20 national team and now he plays for the South African National team and he is just a 22-year-old player, he has been noted to have played for Mpumalanga Black Aces.
3. DOVÈ WOMÉ
Dové was born in Togo and he currently plays for Supersport United. He is aged 27, and he is no doubt a great player for this team, he has also contributed to the great success of the team ever since he came back from his loan transfer to Orlando Pirates.
4. DEAN FURMAN
This great player plays the Mid-field role in the club; he is termed a professional footballer as he is greatly skilled. He started his national team career for the South African National team in the year 2012 and he has represented the nation twice of which earned him a great name.
The Club in no doubt has been great, though not from the start, following their purchase by M-Net they have emerged to be great and this was not complete without other sets of player aside the ones discussed above as other Supersport Players include the likes of Richard Kissi Boateng, Kingston Nkhatha, Denim Farmer, Azbuka Egwuekwe, and lots of great players. Superports United is definitely a team you can’t miss out watching.
Three (3) years after the Club was established and renamed from Pretoria City to Supersports United, they have consistently finished the League at the top ranges in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), prior to strong team spirit and great squad, the won the coveted Bob save Superbowl which is renamed ABSA Cup and now currently known as the Nedbank Cup, which is a Cup equivalent to the FA Cup in South Africa.
This great team has gone far to defeating Premier League giants to win the competition which makes them a strong team in the Premier Soccer League of South Africa.