Former SuperSport United captain Thabo September has been promoted to SuperSport’s first team technical staff, and will serve as Kaitano Tembo’s second assistant.
September has been part of the club since joining as a player in the 2006/2007 season, and remained behind-the-scenes since retiring.
As a player, September won numerous trophies with the Tshwane club.
He will also serve as an assistant in the MDC team, working with Kwanele Kopo.
“Thabo has been a loyal servant of the club both on and off the field. He has always set an example through dedication, discipline and professionalism,” Tembo told the club’s website.
“He has joined the first team as second assistant coach and works as well with our reserve team. This will help us bridge the gap between the first team and the reserve team in terms of having an identical philosophy from a playing and development point of view.”
“Our objective is to prepare our young players for first team football and Thabo will play a crucial role in that regard.”
September is excited about the role.
“Working with the first team for the past two years has been a huge learning experience and if you look at our technical team it is people that have played the game or have been in the game for more than 20 years, so I take a lot from them,” September told the club’s website.
“Well you find coaches, people that make players perform well and win games, then you have great coaches, people that make players win games or learn when they lose and make them become better human beings on and off the field. Now Kaitano is a great coach, he wants the best for his whole team, like a father to his family.”
“SuperSport United is one of a kind, people here become a family. The culture and legacy of the late Thomas Madigage (May his soul rest in peace) has been kept alive by everyone that is in this team, I am sure he is as proud as I am. It’s the best team in South Africa.”
“Being a second assistant Coach at the first team is a huge responsibility that the Head Coach, our CEO Mr. Stan Matthews and the board members have put on me. I know with the help of Kaitano and the rest of the technical team and the players it’s a job I will excel on.”
“Working with the DStv Diski Challenge head Coach Kwanele Kopo is a huge plus to my growth as a coach and as a person. Being an assistant coach to him means I will have to learn fast and the Diski Challenge is the best place.”