Downs out to scar Chiefs
MAMELODI Sundowns will tonight be looking to exploit the psychological scars they recently inflicted on Kaizer Chiefs as they shape up their Absa Premiership campaign.
In the pick of tonight's league fixtures, the Brazilians visit Amakhosi at Soccer City (7.30pm), looking to ride a wave of momentum after winning their first league match and making progress in the MTN8.
The Tshwane team handed Amakhosi arguably their most humiliating defeat in PSL history when they hammered them 4-1 in the MTN8 recently.
Chiefs have since bounced back from the embarrassing experience, crushing AmaZulu 6-0 in their league match.
That loss, which drew an apology from skipper Itumeleng Khune, has since been put down to lack of composure, failure to get a firm hold on the match.
Beating Chiefs has provided the biggest source of confidence for Sundowns, and coach Johan Neeskens would be happy to see his boys feeding from it.
Hlompho Kekana, the midfielder grafter, has emphasised the importance of collecting maximum points. "The match against Chiefs is an important one for us because we really need the three points to maintain our good start in the league. We are very much aware that they will come hard at us because they want revenge, but I know we'll handle them well. We've already set ourselves a standard by beating Chiefs 4-1 and now we have to maintain it," he said.
However, Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has been working hard on getting right what went wrong.
Cedric Sugar Ray Stadium: Lamontville Golden Arrows vs University of Pretoria (6pm), Dobsonville: Moroka Swallows vs Ajax Cape Town, Peter Mokaba: SuperSport United vs Orlando Pirates, Free State Stadium: Bloemfontein Celtic vs Platinum Stars and Milpark: BidVest Wits vs Black Leopards.
- All matches will start at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise.