Absa Premiership

It's all about pride - Kekana

2015-04-29 08:23
Hlompho Kekana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Hlompho Kekana insists that a clash against foes Kaizer Chiefs can never be inconsequential.

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Chiefs were crowned league champions last week with three matches to spare, following a 4-1 triumph over Polokwane City.

The best that previous champions, Sundowns, can hope for is a second-placed finish, behind their old enemy. The two giants of South African football meet at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.

Playing in front of their home fans, Sundowns will be out to spoil the party and put a blemish on the league champion's record.

"We know what is at stake, so we just need to do our best. It's all about pride," Kekana said.

"When Chiefs plays Sundowns it's always a tough game and there will be no difference in this one.

"I think Chiefs will take the game seriously. They are a disciplined team and with the points record in sight will also want to make sure that they get as many points as possible.

"We also need to win to give us to boost ahead of the Nedbank final and have a good atmosphere and belief the camp.

"The teams that are under us want to do their best so that they can finish second. We can't afford to relax at this point we also have to get points.

"We want to put smiles on the fan's faces because I know that they want the victory against Chiefs very much."

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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