Black Leopards coach, Allan Clark, says their league encounter against rivals Polokwane City is crucial as the two Limpopo outfits are languishing in the relegation zone.

PSL stragglers, Leopards, and Polokwane City will lock horns in a match at the Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane on Sunday.

Clark says what makes the derby to be more interesting is that both sides are not safe in the league.

“Mentally we are ready for it. It will be a big test for us on Sunday because it’s a derby. What makes it worse is that both the teams are in the relegation zone. It will be a real dog fight a tough match. Our focus is winning the game and we want to do everything we can to win the game on Sunday.”

The Chief Operations Officer at Polokwane City, Tincy Tema, says they cannot afford to lose the match.

“This is one game that we don’t want to lose because remember both of us we are sitting at the bottom of the log which is something not good for both of us. We will make sure that when we play them on Sunday we come out winners. It is unfortunate that there are some players who are still nursing their injuries.”