SuperSport United F.C.

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SuperSport United
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Full name SuperSport United Football Club
Nickname(s) Matsatsantsa (The Swanky Boys, The Trendsetters)
Founded 1994, purchased Pretoria City franchise
Ground Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville, Pretoria
Chairman Khulu Sibiya
Coach Eric Tinkler
League Premier Division
2014–15 Premier Division, 6th
Website Club home page

SuperSport United is a South African football club based in Pretoria that plays in the Premier Soccer League.

United is known as Matsatsantsa a Pitori amongst its supporters. They usually play their home games at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.

History[edit]

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 undoubtedly one of the best in the country. Some of the graduates are players like Daine Klate, Kermit Erasmus, Ronwen Williams and Kamohelo Mokotjo. They have previously been linked with English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and Dutch side Feyenoord.

Honours[edit]

Club records[edit]

(previous record: Ronald Lawrence 41)

Source:[1]

Premier Soccer League record[edit]

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer[edit]

Club officials/Technical team[edit]

As of 11 February 2016.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 South Africa GK Reyaad Pieterse
2 South Africa DF Tefu Mashamaite
3 South Africa DF Keegan Ritchie
4 South Africa DF Clayton Daniels
5 New Zealand DF Michael Boxall
6 South Africa MF Reneilwe Letsholonyane
7 South Africa FW Bradley Grobler
8 South Africa MF Dean Furman (Captain)
9 Togo MF Dové Womé
10 Zimbabwe FW Kingston Nkhatha
11 New Zealand FW Jeremy Brockie
12 South Africa MF Cole Alexander
13 South Africa MF Thuso Phala
14 Zimbabwe DF Onismor Bhasera
15 South Africa MF Mpho Mbebe
No. Position Player
17 South Africa MF Morne Nel
18 South Africa MF Michael Morton
19 South Africa FW Fagrie Lakay
20 South Africa DF Grant Kekana
23 South Africa FW Thabo Mnyamane
24 South Africa MF David Mathebula
25 South Africa DF Denwin Farmer
26 South Africa DF Thabo September
27 South Africa DF Mario Booysen
28 South Africa MF Teboho Mokoena
29 South Africa DF Morgan Gould
30 South Africa GK Ronwen Williams
31 South Africa GK Boalefa Pule
33 South Africa MF Zama Rambuwane
24 South Africa MF Mandla Masango

On loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player

Foreigners[edit]

In the South African PSL, only five non-South African nationals can be registered. Foreign players who have acquired permanent residency can be registered as locals.

Supersport United currently has four registered foreigners:

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

No. Position Player
New Zealand DF Michael Boxall
New Zealand FW Jeremy Brockie
Togo MF Dové Womé

Kingston Nkhatha, a Zimbabwean national, qualified for Permanent Residency in South Africa and in terms of the National Soccer League rules, now plays as a South African without affecting the foreign quota of the club.

Notable former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SuperSport United". Kickoff.com. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 

External links[edit]