Chiefs, Sundowns downplay their much awaited match

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Kaizer Chiefs Coach Steve Komphela and Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Pitso Mosimane have downplayed their much awaited Absa Premiership match scheduled for FNB Stadium on Saturday.

The match, which was initially billed for 3:30 in the afternoon was changed to an evening match because of technical reasons.

Both coaches did not want to reveal their tactics, saying more will be revealed on match day.

Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns current run in the 2017/18 season is very interesting.

Sundowns have won 11; Chiefs on the other hand have only managed to win seven matches.

Amakhosi have drawn eight and Sundowns have only drawn one match.

Sundowns have lost six while Chiefs have lost three matches.

Mosimane directed his comment to Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune and says much as there are notable highlights for Amakhosi, Sundowns have also claimed Chiefs scalps on many occasions.

Mosimane says, “The intention is not only to win the league, but also to conquer Africa. So, Brokkie is coming to help us in champions league. He scored 10 goals in the Confederations Cup. That’s why we spent money on him.”

“He can help us on the continent and I think the guys we have at the moment have helped us to top the log. They are still capable of leading us and I think you saw it on Saturday.”

Amakhosi were not to be outdone, they followed suit and in the process, signed one of former Sundowns players, Leonardo Castro.

Komphela says the Colombian striker fitted well in the setup.

“Castro issue … we saw him in Polokwane and in as much as the coach says he’s got their DNA they have got his as well. They know all his moves. They have got his profile. It’s about us applying ourselves and bringing our own game model.”

Supporters, who bought tickets which had the 3:30 in the afternoon start, are urged to return them so that they can be given the correct ones.