Maritzburg United defender Siyanda Xulu says the team is ready to welcome Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup semi-final in Harry Gwala stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The two teams are currently in good form in the Premier Soccer league. Sundowns are the favourites for the Absa Premiership title at position one on the log, with 52 points after 27 games played.

The Team of Choice is third on the log standing, with 42 points after 27 games played. Xulu says they are aiming to reach the cup final this season.

“We expecting a very tough game in the semifinal. We want to win the cup and be in the final. So you have to go to Sundowns,” Xulu said.

“We have two game against them. It not going to be easy at all but we playing home. We going to make sure we reach the final. We are going to try to stick to the plan try and do what we have been doing throughout the season.”