Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says his team will prefer to play lower division team Amavarara in the Nedbank Cup last 16 round. The Brazilians were handed a tough draw against the neighbours SuperSport United in the last 32 round, but won 1-0 in that match on Saturday.

Amavarara beat Super Eagles 2-1 in the first round. The draw will be made on Monday night at 19:30.

Mosimane meanwhile used the opportunity to take another swipe at arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs, who struggled to beat Glad Africa Championship team Royal Eagles, but eventually won 1-0 with a late goal. The sundowns mentor says that Amakhosi always get easy draw.

Sundowns last won the Nedbank Cup in 2015. Last season they were knocked out by Chippa United in the last 32 round.

Mosimane says the last tournament of the season is draining. He also blamed the injury to key player Thapelo Morena on a heavy schedule.

Central defender Mosa Lebusa played as a left-back in the absence of injured Tebogo Langerman. He played well in his makeshift position according to Mosimane.

Report by Vincent Sitsula