Match Of The Week|

Match Of The Week|

DOWNS VS PIRATES

Teams : Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates

Date      : 20 December 2015

Venue   : Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Kick-off : 3:30pm.

This week’s match of the week, we see Tshwane outfit Mamelodi Sundowns host Orlando Pirates in a ABSA Premiership encounter on Sunday afternoon. Masandawane are fresh from a cup win against another Soweto outfit Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout Cup final.

Pirates are seeking Downs skull and will want to dominate Downs like they have done in recent time. Pirates have been a troublesome team that gives Sundowns sleepless nights. Pirates are looking to spoil the party for Downs while Downs are looking to make it a double against two of South Africa’s most supported clubs.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane has expressed that his charges need to move on from the Chiefs win and concentrate on the next encounter against the Mighty Ghost. He stated that they respect Pirates but will go out to win the match at all cost and keep their season record after recording 9 wins and one draw in all competitions.

Orlando Pirates coach, Eric Tinkler stated that his charges are well aware of Downs record and latest success but will go out to win the match as they look to climb up the PSL ladder.

Downs are currently 2nd on the log after collecting 23 points while The Happy People are sitting at number 12 after collecting 11 points. Ka Bo Yellow are just 3 points apart from log leaders BidVest Wits and will look to end the season on a high note.