SuperSport United players, owner, stadium, coach, trophies, world rankings

SuperSport United players, owner, stadium, coach, trophies, world rankings

Babu Tendu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM

Among the best South African Football clubs, SuperSport United players have to be mentioned. The African big guns are always in the spotlight for being very competitive in the league and cup competitions. The team is primarily known for its incredible success over the years.

SuperSport United
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This article will give you a detailed view of SuperSport United's players, management and general operations that lead to their success week in, week out.

SuperSport United FC Profile Summary

All information about the club is in a summarized panel below:

  • Full Name: SuperSport United Football Club
  • Instagram: supersport_unitedfc (152k followers as of 16 February 2022)
  • Country: South Africa
  • Nickname: Matsatsantsa a Pitori
  • Founded: 1994
  • Club Colors: Blue and White
  • Team Stadium: Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium
  • Stadium Capacity: 28,900
  • Club Owner: Khulu Sibiya
  • Team Head Coach: Kaitano Tembo
  • Address: 11 Grove Street, 2125 Randburg
  • Telephone: 011 686 76 75
  • Club Website: www.sufc.co.za
  • League: DStv Premiership
  • Market value: Approximately $9 million

SuperSport United FC's stadium

The football team has its home matches hosted in the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium. The stadium is found in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. It has a capacity of 29000 and its size is 105 by 68 metres.

SuperSport United owner

SuperSport
A vehicle which is owned by the SuperSport company who are owners of SuperSport United. Photo by: Corbis/AMA
Source: Getty Images

The football team is owned by SuperSport which is a very popular South African group of television channels. It is chaired by Khulu Sibiya, one of the country's top journalists. Sibiya is also on the board of Multichoice South Africa.

SuperSport United players
SuperSport United's coach, Kaitano Tembo. Photo by @SupersportUnited
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SuperSport United's coach

The football squad is managed by Kaitano Tembo, who was appointed to serve as the manager on July 1, 2018. He was previously the caretaker manager twice in 2014 and 2018. Tembo was also the Assistant Manager of the team in the 12/13 season.

He coached the SuperSport United Youth Team in two spells. Kaitano Tembo also played for the club in his playing years from 1999 to 2006 when he retired from professional football.

SuperSport United FC's achievements

SuperSport United has been able to bag many trophies in the years. But, other than trophies, the club has also set remarkable records over the years. They have also been runner-up a record nine times since 1995 in the competitions they have played in.

CAF Confederation cup
Supersport United's Reneilwe Letsholonyane (R) in cup action. Image by: Phill Magakoe
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SuperSport United FC trophies

Many critics place this football team among the top three South African squads. This is because they have been able to bag many trophies in their history compared to other clubs. Below is the list of the titles they have won in their history:

  • The Premier Soccer League: x3
  • The Nedbank Cup: x5
  • The Telkom Knockout Cup: x1
  • The MTN 8: x3
  • The Sparletta Cup: x1

SuperSport United legends

Below is a group of players who were considered the team legends for the club and league records they set. A special plaque of their name is at the club's home stadium.

  • Ronald Lawrence
  • Abram Raselemane
  • Dennis Masina
  • Siboniso Gaxa
  • Glen Salmon
  • George Koumantarakis
  • Kaitano Tembo
  • Shane McGregor

SuperSport United's captain

The club captain of this team is the South African goalkeeper Ronwen Williams. Highly regarded as one of SuperSports legends.

SuperSport United's captain
Club Captain, Ronwell Williams (L) in cup action. Image: Phil Magakoe
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SuperSport United FC's history

This is a South African association football team entirely owned by SuperSport, a famous South African television network. Pretoria City was the club's initial name. M-Net obtained consent from the National Soccer League to rename the team.

The club fields a professional football team in the Premier Soccer League and several young academy teams in their Youth Academy, competing within their respective SAFA frameworks.

The team's home matches are often held at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. However, the club has recently moved to the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

SuperSport United FC's Instagram and other socials

The football team has an Instagram page which is @supersport_unitedfc. They can also be found on the following social media platforms:

SuperSport United's management

The Football squad is led by an influential and well experienced group that does nothing but ensure that the club's activities run as smoothly as possible. The following is a list of the squad’s management;

  • Club Chairman: Khulu Sibiya
  • The Chief Executive Officer: Stan Matthews
  • Club Head of Operations: Dominic Busschau
  • Team Manager: Paul Matthews
  • Club Head Coach: Kaitano Tembo
  • Club Assistant Coach: Thabo September
  • Marketing and Events Manager: Koketso Mampane
  • Academy Technical Director: Kwanele Kopo
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Andre Arendse
  • Sports Scientist: Zac Van Heerden
  • Communication Director: David Skosana

SuperSport United FC's net worth

The team draws large crowds to its Lucas Moripe Stadium, which is highly funded by Multichoice. They have has strong shirt sales, and sell players abroad. According to sources, the club is worth around $9 million making it South Africa's third wealthiest football club.

SuperSport United FC world ranking

The football club is ranked (by FIFA) at position 611 worldwide among all clubs with a staggering 1409 points. With more than 3000 clubs globally, that is a very decent position to be in.

SuperSport United FC's website

The club has a website where it posts its latest news and updates. Click here to go to SuperSport United's website.

SuperSport United FC's shop

In addition to ticket sales, public appearances and much more, the club has a shop where it sells all the latest club products here.

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Mogogi Gabonamong (L) in the Absa premiership action against Wolff Keamogetse of Chippa United. Image by: Lefty Shivambu
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SuperSport United FC's squad

The Football Club has a registered group of 27 professional football players. The average age of the group is 24 years. The following is a 27-man list of players playing for the club as per the 21/22 season:

Goalkeepers

  • Ronwen Williams
  • George Chigova
  • Boalefa Pule
  • Samukelo Xulu

Defenders

  • Buhle Mkhwanazi
  • Thatayaone Ditlhokwe
  • Luke Fleurs
  • Bangaly Soumahoro
  • Sifiso Ngobeni
  • Onismor Bhasera
  • Keenan Phillips
  • Siyabonga Nhlapo
  • Kegan Johannes

Midfielders

  • Sipho Mbule
  • Jamie Webber
  • Jesse Donn
  • Thalente Mbatha
  • Gape Moralo
  • Moses Waiswa
  • Oswin Appollis

Forwards

  • Kudakwashe Mahachi
  • Ghampani Lungu
  • Iqraam Rayners
  • Guily Manziba
  • Bradley Grobler
  • Thamsanqa Gabuza

In conclusion, we see that SuperSport United's players and management have had a vital role in the club's success over the years. As a result, this is one of the wealthiest clubs in South Africa in terms of achievements and trophies. It is also the third richest club in the land.

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