Stars warn once-feared Sundowns

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Inspired by their splendid display against Orlando Pirates, Platinum Stars have issued a stern warning to Mamelodi Sundowns to brace themselves for war.

The two sides meet at Loftus tomorrow night in a 7.30pm kickoff game where the beleaguered Gordon Igesund, Downs' coach, is under tremendous pressure.

The pressure emanates after 'the Tycoons", who have hired former Downs' coaches Miquel Gamondi and Cavann Johnson to guide the club, played to a 1-1 draw with Pirates.

The once-feared Sundowns also came back with a similar result against Ajax Cape Town, but their supporters were clearly still not chuffed.

Igesund is feeling the heat after a string of poor results, which also include losing R4, 25 million to Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout final.

"We sympathise with the technical staff of Sundowns but we need the results," said Thamaga Mokgophi, Stars' general manager.

Harris Choeu, Sundowns' manager, said: "We are hard at training now (yesterday) and everybody is looking forward to doing well against Stars."

In another match tomorrow at 7.30pm, Golden Arrows have a tricky assignment against SuperSport United at King Zwelithini Stadium.

Last 2007 fixtures:


Milpark - BidVest Wits v Moroka Swallows, 8pm


Goble Park: Free State Stars v Sundowns, 5.30pm

Loftus: Chiefs v Black Leopards, 8pm

Super: SS United v Bloemfontein Celtic, 7.30pm

Athlone: Ajax v Arrows, 7.30pm


Mehlareng: Jomo Cosmos v Thanda Royal Zulu, 3.30pm

Mafikeng: Platinum Stars v Santos, 3.30pm

Princess Magogo: AmaZulu v Pirates, 3.30pm