Tembo who has not made a secret of his desire to one day coach the Warriors has all along been coaching at the Supersport United Academy and takes over from Thomas Madigage at the Matsatsantsa senior team, according to the club’s website.
Madigage has left the club to assume his new role as assistant coach of the South African national team, Bafana Bafana where he will assist new coach Gordon Igesund.
Tembo will work with long term Supersport United coach Gavin Hunt with William Shongwe as the goalkeepers’ coach.
Supersport has a high profile in South African football and won three successive league titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010 on top of winning the Nedbank Cup this year, the Absa Cup in 2005, the Super Eight in 2004 and the Bob Save tournament in 1995, the same year they won the Sparletta Cup.
Starting off at Cold Storage in the second division before moving to Kadoma United in the first division and then Dynamos in the Premiership, Tembo went on to play for Seven Stars in South Africa before rounding off his career at Super sport.
He played for Super sport between 1998 and 2006.
During that period he was a member of the Zimbabwe national team and was part of the Warriors team that played at the 2004 Nations Cup finals in Tunisia.
This is his first top coaching job but has hinted that his dream is to coach the Zimbabwe senior team, the Warriors.