Kaitano Tembo, left, and Eric Tinkler. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES
Kaitano Tembo, left, and Eric Tinkler. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES

SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler has described his assistant Kaitano Tembo as one of the brightest coaches in the Premier Soccer League.

Tinkler‚ who joined United from Cape Town City‚ has retained Tembo as his assistant and Andre Arendse as his goalkeeper coach. The duo were part of the SuperSport technical team of Tinkler’s predecessor‚ Stuart Baxter‚ who has become coach of Bafana Bafana.

"I think he has a great future as a coach. He has a good head on his shoulders‚ he understands the game very well and he did extremely well with the team against TP Mazembe and Horoya AC when Stuart Baxter was not here‚" Tinkler said.

The Zimbabwean, a former SuperSport defender, deputised for Baxter in the Caf Confederation Cup in June while the head coach was juggling his club and Bafana commitments.

"I definitely see a bright future for him in the game and I am looking forward to working with him," Tinkler said.

In the only change to his technical team‚ Tinkler has recruited highly rated former Bafana fitness trainer Zac van Heerden as the conditioning coach.

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