MTN8 : Mamelodi Sundowns vs Supersport United, Tshwane Derby- Match Preview
Mamelodi Sundowns will play host to SuperSport United when the two clubs battle it out in the first trophy of the season, the MTN 8 Wafa Wafa Cup.
The clubs will play the quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon at 15:00 in Tshwane at Loftus Stadium.
Mamelodi Sundowns who competed in the CAF Champions Cup lost 3-1 to Enyimba of Nigeria while SuperSport United suffered in their first league encounter against Platinum Stars by 1-0.
Both clubs go into the game wounded after suffering loses during the week and will want to redeem themselves and make the best of one of the most prestigious trophies and progress to the next semis of the tournament.
Reigning ABSA Premiership League champions Mamelodi Sundowns will want to continue their fine form and hope to emerge winners.
MTN 8 eluded them last year as they hoped to achieve a treble but this time around they will be looking to make it count.
Ka Bo Yellow will bank on the likes of Keegan Dolly, Khama Billiat, Hlompho Kekana and new signing Sibusiso Vilakazi to make thing happen for the star-studded club.
Downs coach Pitso Mosimane will look to assess his team as they look into defending the PSL trophy with no illusions of losing to SuperSport.
Nedbank Champions SuperSport United are known to be a side not to underestimate when it comes to cup glory.
The club has enjoyed winning cups in recent years and have been a force to reckon.
Club manager Stuart Baxter who took over from the new Zambian National team coach Gordon Igesund, turned things around for Matsatsantsa.
The European coach led the club to a late trophy and a top 8 spot in their last match against Orlando Pirates in a match that saw the club come back to force a draw against the Soweto Giants.
Former Chiefs players , Kingston Nkatha, Reneiloe Letsholonyane, Keegan Ritchie former Downs duo Thuso Phala , Dove Wome and former TUKS midfielder Thabo Mnyamane will look to prove their worth to their new club and achieve some silverware with the club.
Mamelodi Sundowns have dominated the Tshwane derby in recent years and will SuperSport turned things around this time around?