Paseka Mako of Chippa United challenged by Bandile Shandu of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Maritzburg United and Chippa United at Harry Gwala Stadium, Pietermaritzburg South Africa on 29 Nomvember 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Tuesday Feb 14, 2017. 15:30
Ahead of their Absa Premiership encounter on Tuesday night, Chippa United assistant coach Mbuyiselo Sambu has heeded a sign of warning in the direction of Mamelodi Sundowns.
The former Chilli Boys, Platinum Stars and Free State Stars defender says they are not Orlando Pirates and will not play with fear.
Sambu was responding to questions if they fear Pitso Mosimane's men after they walloped Pirates 6-0 last Saturday.
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"We will focus on our task as a team. We always give every team we play against the necessary respect,” said Sambu to Sowetan.
"You can't play football when you have fear or doubts crowding your mind. That's the first defeat on its own.
"Fear is not an option. Confidence is very important for us. We are not Pirates - we are Chippa United. We don't even play the same brand of football."
The two giants are set to dish out entertaining football in East London on Tuesday night as both fresh from league wins heading to this encounter.
The hosts defeated Baroka FC 2-1 last week and will now hope to use their home advantage and stun the league and African champions.