Downs looking for consistency
MAMELODI Sundowns, having lost out on one trophy already this season with their MTN8 exit, will seek to get back to winning ways when they host Maritzburg United on Sunday (3pm).
The Absa Premiership encounter at Lucas Moripe Stadium will be Sundowns' third of the season, and their league campaign has endured quite a rocky start.
Johan Neeskens's men routed Chiefs 4-1 in the Top 8 quarterfinals but have since been sluggish, narrowly beating rookies Chippa United in their league opener. They then lost 2-1 to Chiefs last week.
Now Neeskens, who has promised to quit his job if Sundowns do not pick up any silverware this season, will hope to turn his team's fortunes around this weekend against a Maritzburg side that has won one and drew the other of their two games so far this season.
l In Polokwane on Sunday, Black Leopards look set to continue their solid start to the league season by sending Chippa United back to Cape Town empty-handed.
The two sides meet at 3pm at Peter Mokaba Stadium where Lidoda Duvha collected four points so far.
l SuperSport United will take a short trip across the capital city for a clash against rookies University of Pretoria in a Tshwane derby at Tuks Stadium tomorrow (3pm). AmaTuks have had an ideal start to their maiden Premiership season, collecting four points from two games. - additional reporting by Kgomotso Sethusha