Teko: Fortunes have changed

2012-10-27 15:14

Cape Town - Both Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns have had a poor start to the 2012/13 league campaign and currently find themselves languishing in the basement of the Absa Premiership table.

Today(Saturday) the two PSL outfits go head-to-head at the Cape Town Stadium in what is expected to be a tightly fought contest, with both teams desperate to secure all three points on offer.

Sundowns are second from bottom and on four points, while their hosts are in 12th position on the table standings, with seven points.  With position at stake, a win will see the Brazilians leapfrog Ajax.

The Urban Warriors’ last league fixture saw them claim all three points after defeating AmaZulu 1-0 and the Cape-based side will be looking to continue with their league form. Ajax captain, Nazeer Allie, told the Siya crew that as a team they must secure the win. He said that after defeating Usuthu, they wan to continue their form.

"Both teams are on a bad run in the league and as a team we would want to win this one. It won't be easy for either teams because we both need the three points. I know they also need the three points, but we need to win this one," Allie said. 

Sundowns’ last outing saw them eliminate University of Pretoria from the Telkom Knockout and the team believes that after the victory, their fortunes have turned for the better.

A win will elevate the Johan Neeskens coached outfit to a possible 12th place, which will undoubtedly ease the pressure on the Dutch coach.

Teko Modise is adamant that the TKO win has been the catalyst for the team to get their campaign back on track. The club captain and South African international is confident that positive results will follow.

"We just needed a win to change our fortunes, no matter in which game, and we got that in the Telkom Knockout game. That gives us the confidence to go ahead to win. We know it is hard to play in Cape Town but we are prepared for this one," Modise expressed.

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