United aim to stop the music for Downs
SuperSport United have come out with all guns blazing, warning PSL champions-elect Mamelodi Sundowns they will not only stop their unbeaten streak, but will embarrass them in the process.
"It's time for the music to stop," said United spokesman David "Mazolman" Skhosana ahead of the Tshwane derby at Loftus on Saturday night. Kick off 8.10pm.
"We have done it before. Chiefs had 'Operation Vat Alles', we stopped it, Pirates had 'Tsunami' and we stopped that too. It is now time to stop this 'trap en los' madness," said a revved-up Skhosana.
"I am prepared to put my money where my mouth is. Let Alex [Shakoane, Sundowns' marketing director] agree that we put R50 000 each and the winner collects R100 000 at the Sowetan offices on Monday.
"I am talking my own money and Alex can pass the hat around if he does not readily have that kind of cash," he dared.
Skhosana is oozing confidence, partly because of the return of the free-scoring Katlego Mphela and creative midfielder Maimane Phiri.
"They have done very well in our reserves and are more than ready for first-team football.
"My only request is that supporters of the two teams give the Tshwane derby the respect enjoyed by the Soweto derby. We want to dish out classic football in a packed venue," said Skhosana.
The PSL has decided to introduce the concept of colour coding on the day of the big derby.
The blue section will be reserved for United supporters.
Tickets are available at Computicket outlets nationwide at R20 for adults and R10 for juveniles.
A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for R300. That includes a meal and soft drinks.
The weekend's full fixtures are:
Athlone: Santos v Arrows (8pm).
Thohoyandou: Black Leopards v Bidvest Wits (3pm), Loftus: SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns (8.10pm), Harry Gwala: Maritzburg United v Ajax Cape Town (8pm), Phokeng: Silver Stars v Jomo Cosmos (3pm).
Seisa Ramabodu: Bloemfontein Celtic v AmaZulu (3pm), Germiston: Moroka Swallows v Kaizer Chiefs (3pm), Ellis Park: Orlando Pirates v Benoni Premier United (3pm).