Pitso Mosimane coach of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Telkom Knockout Final match between Mamelodi Sundiowns and Kaizer Chiefs on 16 December 2015 at Moses Mabhida Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix
Tuesday Jan 23, 2018. 13:30
As the clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns takes the centre stage this weekend, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says they must be smart.
With both sides coming from big wins in the Absa Premiership last weekend, the clash set for the FNB Stadium has all the ingredients of a thrilling affair.
The Brazilians defeated Platinum Stars 3-0 on Saturday whilst Steve Komphela’s side stunned Baroka FC 2-1 on Sunday in Polokwane.
Amakhosi, though, enjoy an added advantage after winning the first round clash against Downs in Tshwane 2-1 last year.
"I wish I could play these big games with a fully fit team and compete fairly‚" Mosimane said.
"But I can't complain because the same team that lost to Chiefs played well.
"We need to be smart against Chiefs. Not be all over the place, we know how they play.
"We must also avoid playing into their hands because we are playing away and somebody must attack."
The 2016 African champions lead the log table with 34 points and the Soweto giants occupy the third spot with 29 points.
FNB Stadium is the venue for the clash on Saturday, January 27. Kick-off is at 8:15 (CAT).