Hunt sets out target for SuperSport to chase

football29 February 2024 08:11| © Mzansi Football

SuperSport United want to better their points tally from last season, veteran coach Gavin Hunt said after his side snatched a last gasp equaliser to draw with Cape Town City in the DStv Premiership on Wednesday.

Lyle Lakay’s freekick snuck past a bevy of players and into the net deep in stoppage time of the game at the Cape Town Stadium to ensure a 1-1 draw after Khanyisa Mayo had handed the home side the lead early in the second half.

City stay second in the standings, but only ahead of SuperSport on goal difference, as both teams lost further ground of runaway leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

“If we can make more points that we made last year, that is the most important thing,” said Hunt after the game.

SuperSport were third last season on 51 points, behind Sundowns who won the title with 70 and Orlando Pirates, who finished runners-up with 54.

This season SuperSport have 31 points with 12 matches left to play in their DStv Premiership campaign.

“We want to maintain that standard again. Points like this (against City) go a long way with many games still to go. A point like this may go a long way come the end of the season.

“We were secure in third place with one or two games left the end of last season and we want to go back in space,” Hunt added.

But he said he felt his side could have come away from the clash with more.

“I think we deserved more, I thought we created a lot of opportunities. I thought we played well as the away side, but I’m very disappointed with the result.

“We’ve picked up seven points in Cape Town this season, there's not many teams that are going to get that in their three away games, so that's a good sign,” the SuperSport coach said.