Zimbabwean coach Kaitano Tembo says he is satisfied with the way his SuperSport side has returned after a false start of the season, meaning they lost their opening match with 0-2 in Cape Town.
The men from Tembo have responded with 1-0 victories over AmaZulu and Bidvest Wits on both sides of finishing off Orlando Pirates on penalty's in the MTN8 quarter-finals.
"I am happy because I see progress in the team," Tembo said.
"From the first day we had a false start against Cape Town, but since that game we have improved as a team and I am very happy with that.
"We play as a unit and we play well as a team, we had a few chances, just the last pass, especially in the last third (needed improvement)."
Tembo added that the victory against the Clever Boys raised their confidence in the first stage of their MTN8 semi-final against Kaizer Chiefs at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.
"It's a moral booster, I think it gave us a little less pressure in terms of preparing for the MTN8, and then we're playing Chippa United.
"We are also trying to put more emphasis in league games because we do not want to see what happened to us last season," he said, referring to their fight against relegation in the previous term.
Tembo had been appointed regular head coach of Matsatsantsa earlier this month, after initially being handed over the reins after the departure of Eric Tinkler in March.
Tembo's compatriot, Tinashe Nengomasha, has supported Kaizer Chiefs Giovanni Solinas's coach after the Amakhosi recorded their worst start to a league campaign in a decade of loss and three draws.
"I think I believe in the process, we played soccer in the last few matches, but we have given in to soft goals," said Katsande.
"I think that in the future we should simply work on our performance as the coach said, and we just need to be more clinical for the goal.
"But everything is not lost, we know that there is pressure, we just have to do good, we can only influence the future, and whatever happens yesterday, we have no control over it, the only thing we can influence is the future. which is the next game.
"Now we have to go back to the drawing board and try to put one or two things right, we have managed to create a few opportunities that are positive and a plus for us, because if we did not reach the last third a big mountain would be to climb.
"But we are coming, and we only need the finesse, which is the final touch, but I think that with time, processes, I think it will be okay."
Amakhosi will be visiting SuperSport United next year in the first leg of the MTN8 quarter finals at Lucas Moripe Stadium. The Herald.