Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has cautioned against taking minnows Vaal University of Technology for granted.
The Brazilians were drawn against SAB League outfit Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in the Nedbank Cup last 16 draw on Monday night.
Prior to the draw, Mosimane had been crossing his fingers that Sundowns get a side from lower league in order for his men to have smooth sailing in the Nedbank Cup.
Though relieved that Sundowns were able to avoid the ‘big boys’, Mosimane warned that taking VUT lightly could backfire.
“Yes, we got the draw VUT. We have been asking for a team at lower league in the ABC Motsepe League. We got it but we need to be careful of what we ask for because you gonna get a shock of your life.
“I mean as much as they are there, if they could eliminate Golden Arrows, a team in the premier league, then it means they are a good team. So as much as we think we got a relief, we have to be careful about teams in the ABC Motsepe League,” said Mosimane.
In fact, VUT are in the fourth tier of SA football the SAB League, which is a division lower than the ABC Motsepe League.
VUT made it through to the last 16 after eliminating Steve Komphela’s Arrows via penalties following a 2-2 draw while Sundowns beat rivals SuperSport United 1-0 to advance to the next stage.
Matches will be played on the weekend of February 21/23‚ with the exact dates‚ venues and kickoff times to be announced at a later date.
By Hosea Ramphekwa