Klate, who has won five PSL gongs with SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates, told the Sowetan: “That’s how teams win championships. It’s not only the 11 (who start). The 11 will give you a lot during the season, but there is the question of the bench.
“When I won league titles, it has always been about that. When the chips are down, there are players that will come in and make a difference. That’s what we had at SuperSport when we won the (three) league titles.
“We had (Katlego) Mashego and one day we were 1-0 down against Moroka Swallows (in 2008), and after coming on at half-time, he scored four goals in the second half and we won 4-2.
“We had Mark Mayambela at (Orlando) Pirates and he used to come in for 20 to 30 minutes and change the complexion of the game. We were 2-0 down against Wits (in 2011) and we won 3-2. We went on to win the league.”
The Students are currently second in the table just one point behind leaders Cape Town City. The Gavin Hunt-coached outfit next face Platinum Stars on 1 April.