Chiefs, Sundowns fire match likely to draw large crowd

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Kaizer Chiefs captain, Itumeleng Khune and Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane, played mind games ahead of their crucial ABSA Premiership match on Saturday evening.

The goal keeper and the coach bragged about the number of supporters each team will have at the FNB Stadium, signalling a tension filled rivalry to be expected.

It is the pick of a full round of Premiership matches that will be played this weekend, starting with two matches on Friday evening.

The organisers of the mid-week media briefing might have anticipated that when Chiefs and Sundowns meet, there would be a war of words. As a result they separated the opposing teams. They were spot on because after that Kaizer Chiefs fired the first salvo.

“You’ve seen even when we went to Pretoria it was packed and we had more fans than the home team and everywhere we go that’s what happens, we fill up the stadiums,” said Khune.

“Itu made an error but its ok that they had more supporters than us at Loftus. It’s a big mistake, no your numbers are not right,” retorted Mosimane.

More than 31000 tickets have been sold for the match so far. It is expected that come Saturday evening, Stadium Management would have reached the 70000 mark.

The fans will be hoping to watch hot new signings and crowed pullers in Chiefs’ Leonardo Castro and Sundowns’ Jeremy Brockie in action.

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