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Chippa relishing underdog tag against Sundowns

2016-09-09 14:01
Peter Koutroulis (Supplied)

Port Elizabeth - Ahead of their much anticipated clash against the inform Mamelodi Sundowns this weekend, Chippa United CEO Peter Koutroulis says that the Chilli Boys will not be under any pressure due to their ‘under-dog’ status in the MTN8 competition.

The Wafa-Wafa debutants will host the Brazilians in the semi-final first leg of the R8-million competition at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Koutroulis told Sport24 in an exclusive interview on Friday that the Port Elizabeth side is ready to produce an upset to Sundowns supporters.

He also added that they will not be intimidated by the Pretoria giants ‘favourites’ status.

“Honestly speaking, this is football and it’s very unpredictable,” said Koutroulis.

“You never know what would happen until you play the game and Chippa United are the under dogs in this competition, we all know that.

“But we are not going to underestimate ourselves, so we are ready for Sundowns.

“The coach is ready and the players are also ready to fight for the club but it won’t be an easy task we know, but we are ready to face Sundowns.”

United defeated Platinum Stars 2-0 last month to book a place in the semi-finals while the Brazilians humbled their perennial rivals SuperSport United 3-1 to clinch the last four spot.

Kick-off for this encounter is set for 15:00.  

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