Sandilands: Past is in the past
Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands reckons the Pretoria
club can't get hung-up on the past when they next face Bloemfontein
According to football411.com website
, Downs and Celtic will go one-on-one at Moses Mabhida Stadium on
Saturday for the honour of lifting the Telkom Knockout trophy for this
The PSL duo have met in nine previous cup matches and the
Brazilians have traditionally come out on top with seven wins compared
to two for Siwele.
Johan Neeskens's side also got the better of Phunya Sele Sele on
Sunday when they edged the Free State outfit 1-0 at Botshabelo Stadium.
Sandiland, though, believes this weekend's clash for the Ziwa Mo crown represent an entirely new challenge for both sides.
"We can take confidence in the positives from past matches, but
when you are playing in a cup final, stats and history count for very
little," the shot-stopper told Downs' official website.
"The team that goes out there and play their hearts out, are the ones who stand a good chance of lifting the trophy in Durban"
"We might have beaten them in the league match in Bloemfontein,
but we all saw that they rested some of their key players for the final.
"We cannot judge them based on that performance, and can therefore expect a different Celtic side."