SuperSport United will effectively be eliminated from contention for this season’s CAF Confederation Cup title if unable to beat Al Hilal Benghazi in Polokwane on Wednesday.

SuperSport are currently at the bottom of group A after three successive defeats. Al Hilal Benghazi, who have won one fixture, are in third position.

“When you play in the CAF competitions, which I have been doing for over 30 years, you learn how to play the game,” said SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt.

“Game intelligence is a big thing in Africa and I think we have learned. For some of these young kids, even some of the older ones, who have not got experience of playing in CAF competitions, game intelligence is important. We could have won two games.”

While Hunt would like to stay in contention for the CAF Confederation Cup title, attempting to win this season’s Premier Soccer League remains a priority for SuperSport.

They are in second position on the 2023-24 PSL points table, seven points behind first-placed Mamelodi Sundowns and one ahead of third-placed Orlando Pirates.

“While we also need to be better at these African competitions, we cannot get ourselves in trouble in the PSL like the club was a few years ago, almost getting relegated. We cannot afford it. I will not let that happen, no, that’s for sure.”