You can never underestimate ‘Stellies’ – Mosimane

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Stellenbosch FC have won their last three Absa Premiership home games this season and given Mamelodi Sundowns’ poor record away to Western Cape-based teams, Pitso Mosimane is wary of the threat posed by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) newcomers.

“Stellenbosch are a difficult team, you can never underestimate them,” said Mosimane ahead of Sundowns clash against Stellenbosch at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday evening. Kickoff at 19:00.

“Their [‘Stellies’] position on the log says a lot, they are not facing relegation at this time.

“Stellenbosch have a good coach in Steve Barker, he is very rigid and tough, does not give much away. They would like to win against us, they will believe they can,” added Mosimane.

“It is important to get the points, yes, they [Stellenbosch] are fresh. We come from a big game, where we left everything … we fought hard against Al Ahly. Let’s hope the bodies are right and the guys are recovered so that we can fight.”

With two games in hand, second-placed the ‘Brazilians’ trail leaders Kaizer Chiefs by seven points and go into their clash against 11th placed ‘Stellies’ as hot favourites having won three consecutive League games.

The Stellenbosch based side put up a brave fight the last time they met Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld losing 3-1.

“This team has beaten SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates, they are fighters. When we played them at Loftus [Stadium] they gave us a big scare. “They scored first and even though we beat them 3-1, it was not a true reflection of the play, we were chasing the game,” added the Downs mentor.
“We are back to the story of three tournaments in seven days. We have just done the CAF Champions League, we are now here [in Cape Town] for the game against Stellenbosch FC, one of two that we have in hand, and then Saturday we have the Nedbank Cup,” concluded Mosimane.

By FARPost Reporter 

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