SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo has responded to the incident that occurred after their match against Highlands Park earlier this week.
According to TimesLive, a South African news website, Tembo had a brief but heated exchange with a rowdy female fan who walked up to the coach at the tunnel shortly after the final whistle of the 1-1 draw at Makhulong Stadium. The incensed lady questioned the coach’s squad selection after club rookie Kamohelo Mahlatsi was an unused substitute in the encounter.
“I don’t really know where that came from but I’m not really concerned you know‚” Tembo told the website.
The coach says he did not understand why the fan would act in that manner as he was the one who gave the player his break in the Absa Premiership.
“It was just one lady who wanted Kamo (Mahlatsi) to come on to play but she doesn’t realise that I am the one who introduced him and who has given him his first PSL debut.”
The coach added that he has a plan on the youngster.
“So I know what I am doing with him. I know how to manage him and that’s very important.
“I don’t want to just throw him to the wolves.
“She is only a supporter and she doesn’t know. But it’s my job to try to control that because I’m the head coach.”