Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi says his team cannot afford to drop points, when they face arch-rivals Orlando Pirates in an eagerly-awaited league match at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Wednesday. Kick-off at 19:30.

Sundowns are trailing log leaders Kaizer Chiefs by a whopping nine points although they have a game in hand. Sundowns have not lost at Orlando in a long time.

Pirates have been a team on form since the new coach Josef Zinnbauer took over. They have hammered Black Leopards and Polokwane City and drawn once against Bloemfontein Celtic.

Pirates assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena is not in camp. Vilakazi says it will be a tough match, and also comments on Mokwena.

Pirates have scored seven goals in the last three matches, but are still struggling to keep a clean sheet at the back.

Vilakazi is not bothered by trailing log leaders Kaizer Chiefs by a massive nine points. – Report by Vincent Sitsula