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Sundowns skipper sends warning to title rivals Chiefs: 'We stand a chance'

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Hlompho Kekana (Gallo Images)
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  • Hlompho Kekana believes Mamelodi Sundowns still have a chance to win the Absa Premiership title.
  • He says Monday's victory over Golden Arrows will benefit them against top of the table Kaizer Chiefs on Thursday.
  • Sundowns are three points behind Amakhosi and victory will put them on level terms ahead of the final three matches of the season.

Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana says they "are in the right frame of mind" ahead of the top of the table clash against Kaizer Chiefs.

The two South African giants meet on Thursday evening in a mouth-watering clash taking place in the biologically safe environment at Orlando Stadium.

PREVIEW | Why intriguing Kaizer Chiefs v Sundowns encounter is a potential PSL title decider

The 35-year-old midfielder is backing his team-mates to "do the business" in a match in which both sides are seeking maximum points.

"We now understand the nature of this game and I believe we are a team that's very ambitious because we have been in this space for so many seasons now," Kekana told media ahead of the much-anticipated encounter.

"We understand that we have to take [it] each game at a time, and one of the matches that we have to take care of is the upcoming one against Chiefs.

"And we know that we have to do our business and make sure that we win the match, we have to make sure that we take care of all the elements involved in the game.

"I think we are in the right frame of mind to do so, because we just won the match (against Arrows) and it was a morale booster for the team. I believe we stand a chance of doing the business for ourselves."

The Brazilians are three points shy of the Sowetan giants in second place and a victory for the Tshwane outfit will put them in a demanding position to clinch the Absa Premiership crown.

Kick-off is at 18:00 on Thursday.

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