SuperSport United F.C.

Football club
SuperSport United
SuperSport United FC logo.svg
Full nameSuperSport United Football Club
Nickname(s)Matsatsantsa (The Swanky Boys, The Trendsetters)
Founded1994; 28 years ago (1994), purchased Pretoria City franchise
GroundLucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville, Pretoria
Capacity28,900
ChairmanKhulu Sibiya
CoachGavin Hunt
LeagueDStv Premiership
2021–228th
WebsiteClub website
Home colours
Current season

SuperSport United Football Club (often known as SuperSport) is a South African professional football club based in Atteridgeville in Pretoria in the Gauteng province. The team currently plays in the Dstv Premiership. United is known as Matsatsantsa a Pitori amongst its supporters. They usually play their home games at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.

History

old logo (2001–13)

Supersport F.C. is an association football club wholly owned by SuperSport, the South African group of television channels.

The club was originally known as Pretoria City. City was purchased by M-Net in 1994. M-Net got approval from the National Soccer League and the club was renamed.

The club comprises a professional football team affiliated to the Premier Soccer League as well as various youth academy teams in the SuperSport United Youth Academy playing within their respective SAFA structures.

Home matches are usually played at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, however in recent times the club has elected to take many matches to the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

The club's youth academy is one of the best in the country. Some of the graduates are Daine Klate, Kermit Erasmus, Ronwen Williams all three from Port Elizabeth and Kamohelo Mokotjo. They have previously been linked with English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and Dutch side Feyenoord.

Honours

Domestic competitions

Notable former coaches

Club records

  • Most starts: South Africa Ronald Lawrence 224 (including Pretoria City matches)
  • Most goals: South Africa Abram Raselemane/Bradley Grobler 57
  • Most capped player: Eswatini Dennis Masina
  • Most starts in a season: South Africa Siboniso Gaxa 47 (2004–05)
  • Most goals in a season: South Africa Glen Salmon 16 (1998–99) (previous record: George Koumantarakis 14; 1997–98)
  • Most tackles in a season: Shandukani Mabudu[Development player] (2017 GDL)
  • Record victory: 9–0 v Seychelles Red Star Anse-aux-Pins (19 March 2005, CAF Confederation Cup)
  • Record defeat: 0–5 v South Africa Arcadia 7 April 1990, NSL

Premier Soccer League record

PSL record

Season Pos Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Pts
1996–97

Club officials/Technical team

  • Chairman: South Africa Khulu Sibiya
  • Chief Executive Officer: South Africa Stan Matthews
  • Head of Operations: South Africa Dominic Busschau
  • Team manager: South Africa Paul Matthwes
  • Head Coach: South Africa Gavin Hunt
  • Assistant coach: South Africa Thabo September
  • Marketing and Events Manager: South Africa Koketso Mampane
  • Academy Technical Director: South Africa Kwanele Kopo
  • Goalkeeper Coach: South Africa Andre Arendse
  • Sports Scientist: South Africa Zac Van Heerden
  • Communication Director: South Africa David Skosana

Current squad

As of 13 August, 2022

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Zimbabwe ZIM George Chigova
3 DF South Africa RSA Thulani Hlatshwayo
6 DF Botswana BOT Thatayaone Ditlhokwe
7 FW South Africa RSA Bradley Grobler
9 FW South Africa RSA Iqraam Rayners
11 FW Zimbabwe ZIM Kudakwashe Mahachi
12 MF South Africa RSA Jamie Webber
13 FW South Africa RSA Thamsanqa Gabuza
14 DF Zimbabwe ZIM Onismor Bhasera (captain)
16 MF South Africa RSA Thalente Mbatha
17 FW Zambia ZAM Gamphani Lungu
18 DF South Africa RSA Siyabonga Nhlapo
20 GK South Africa RSA Ricardo Goss (on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns)
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Guily Manziba
23 MF South Africa RSA Grant Margeman (on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns)
24 FW South Africa RSA Thabang Sibanyoni (on loan from University of Pretoria)
25 DF South Africa RSA Luke Fleurs
26 MF South Africa RSA Jesse Donn
27 DF South Africa RSA Keenan Phillips
31 GK South Africa RSA Boalefa Pule
32 GK South Africa RSA Samukelo Xulu
34 MF South Africa RSA Oswin Appollis
35 MF South Africa RSA Selaelo Rasebotja
36 FW South Africa RSA Tendamudzimu Matodzi
38 MF South Africa RSA Gape Moralo
40 MF South Africa RSA Thapelo Maseko

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer

  • Shirt sponsor: showmax
  • Kit manufacturer: Umbro

References

External links

  • Official Website of Supersport United Football Club
  • Premier Soccer League
  • PSL Club Info
  • South African Football Association
  • Confederation of African Football
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SuperSport United F.C. – current squad