Mamelodi Sundowns head coach, Pitso Mosimane, is anticipating a tough clash against Absa Premiership “giant killers”, Highlands Park on friday night at Dobsonville Stadium.
‘The Lions of the North’ tackle ‘The Brazilians’ in their first match of the league resumption special programme, after five months since the Absa Premiership was forcefully halted following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mosimane’s men have already featured in two games, the Nedbank Cup semifinal against Bidvest Wits, where they won 3-2 before playing out to a goalless draw against Orlando Pirates on Tuesday.
“We are stagnant in the league with results as we are in the same position, we have not moved down nor have we moved up. The only challenge is that the number of games left to play are getting lesser,” said Mosimane ahead of Highlands’ showdown at 18:00.
“But you can see the team since we came back, it is not as we want it, but the last time we played Highlands we played [1-0 win in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinal] well but not very good, so we are getting there.
“You can ask any team in the PSL, Highlands are tough customers, a team that it’s also a giant killer, a team that is very strong, works very hard, is very committed and we all know that you really earn your win, you fight and sometimes with Highlands, it’s more than tactics,” added Mosimane.
Sundowns in second place on the log standings have a chance to close the gap on leaders Kaizer Chiefs to within a single point.
“The record is good against Highlands but we have to be honest, in football past records don’t really matter, they can give you an advantage or a psychological advantage but each and every game is a new game,” concluded Mosimane.
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