Arrows, Downs at it again

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

There are no dull moments when Lamontville Golden Arrows and Mamelodi Sundowns battle it out no matter the occasion.

Therefore, the hordes of supporters undertaking the trip to Chatsworth Stadium tomorrow will not regret spending their last to watch this Absa Premiership clash.

Kickoff is at 3.30pm.

During their first-round encounter at Super Stadium in Atteridgeville late last year, Abafana Bes'thende clobbered the Brazilians 4-2. It could have been more embarrassing for Downs.

Manqoba Mngqithi, Arrows' coach, said they were looking forward to an exciting match as sparks always fly when the two sides meet.

"The team looks good. Fortunately, there are no injuries or suspensions.

"Papi Zothwane has just started training with the team after being sidelined by an injury for a long time, which will give us more options.

"Naturally, it will be great to pull it off and improve our position," said the down-to-earth Mngqithi, who has had an incredible season to date.

Henri Michel, his counterpart at Downs, is over the moon that they are flying to eThekwini with spirits high in the camp after a resounding midweek win.

Michel told the club's website: "The players showed the right attitude and character. I am happy with the way they played and for the result. This is an important win for us because we move a few places up on the log."

The Frenchman has heaped praises on Arrows, who have exciting players like Richard Henyekane, Kagiso Senamela and Kagisho Dikgacoi.

Michel will hope the likes of Kurt Lentjies and Surprise Moriri will continue where they left off in their midweek game.

Also tomorrow, Bidvest Wits welcome the Tycoons at Milpark Stadium in an 8.15pm clash that could go either way.