Sundowns eager to build momentum

By Drum Digital
26 October 2012

Mamelodi Sundowns will look to build on their Telkom Knockout first-round victory over the University of Pretoria earlier this week when they square up against Ajax Cape Town in a Premiership encounter at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Downs coach Johan Neeskens said the Brazilians would have to kick on in order to get their league campaign back on track.

"We always want to go out with a good performance," Neeskens said.

"The team has concentrated very hard and we want to make sure we carry on improving."

Sundowns recorded only their third win in all competitions when they beat AmaTuks at Loftus on Tuesday evening.

"We have struggled, this is true, but we are a team and we play together as one team," he said.

'We are all committed to wining games and getting back into the top places," he said.

Neeskens was encouraged that his side were creating opportunities, but he admitted a lot of work still needed to be done.

"In a game, players will make mistakes," Neeskens said.

"In front of goal, we have had a lot of chances with different players and at least that is good, but we need to take those chances and make the most of them."

Meanwhile, SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt said the Pretoria side would face a tough task against Wits in Atteridgeville on Saturday.

"They are a good side, they've spent a lot of money and they are going well," Hunt said.

"There's no two ways about it, they've got a good squad of players and it will be tough playing against them."

In Saturday's other ties, Platinum Stars host Free State Stars in Rustenburg, Golden Arrows face Chippa United in Umlazi, and Moroka Swallows take on Black Leopards in Dobsonville.

On Sunday, Tuks travel to the Free State Stadium to take on Bloemfontein Celtic, while defending champions Orlando Pirates will look to claim maximum points against last-placed AmaZulu at Orlando Stadium.

-by Sapa

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