SuperSport ready to take on defending champions Sundowns

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As the 2019/20 season gets underway this weekend, one of the clashes many are awaiting for with bated breath is undoubtedly the Tshwane derby, where Mamelodi Sundowns host SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

In their last meeting, Matsatsantsa broke a five-year losing streak, where they went 11 matches without a victory over their rivals, with a 2-0 win.

United coach Kaitano Tembo says his charges are raring to get started.

Getting off to a good start against a side that will no doubt be gunning for their third consecutive title, is going to prove key to SuperSport’s hopes of chasing for the title they last hoisted nearly a decade ago.

United prodigies Teboho Mokoena and Aubrey Modiba’s potential move to Sundowns has dominated the transfer period, but the Zimbabwean born gaffer assures the pair are focused on getting the job done for his side despite all the interest out there.

Matsatsantsa have brought in the Orlando Pirates duo of Kudakwashe Mahachi and Thamsanqa Gabuza as they look to revive their once-promising careers in Pretoria.

Tembo hopes to see a “Gabuza”, who set the scene ablaze at Golden Arrows, turning on the magic with United. Report by Tumi Gabonamong