‘Downs unstoppable at their best’
IT IS always to the benefit of the PSL in the greater scheme of things and a great advert for South African football whenever Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs both at full strength meet.
This time around though, Sundowns seem to be clear favourites for the game on Tuesday as their attack is in top shape, while the Chiefs’ defence is shaky.
Apart from Khama Billiat, the Brazilians will welcome back Themba Zwane, Percy Tau and Sibusiso Vilakazi, who all scored for Bafana Bafana on Saturday.
Chiefs are expected to be without Lorenzo Gordinho, while Mulomowandau Mathoho is doubtful, with Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Tsepo Masilela also unavailable.
While Downs are on a high, Chiefs have something to gain inspiration from, having won the Macufe Cup last weekend.
Heading into Tuesday’s game at Loftus Versfeld stadium, Billiat does not think getting three points will be easy, but reckons playing alongside teammates who turned out for Bafana will make the Brazilians even stronger.
“They have always been better players even before we started playing together. And us now playing together will make us even better. We just have to up our total effort,” Billiat said.
“We would like to be dangerous. If we are, then we will be something else for Chiefs to face.
“It will be one of the best games of the season for our supporters to enjoy. But they too have great players, like (Siphiwe) Tshabalala.
“It is an important for every individual playing for the club, for its history.
“But Chiefs are a good team. We will have to work hard, watch all their videos and look at how they are doing. We want to do even better, get to where we are used to and get all our confidence going.”
Meanwhile, the Brazilians will today announce their new three-year partnership with car manufacturer Hyundai.
CLASSY APPROACH: Downs forward Khama Billiat.