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Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango is confident that his side will be able to
see off the challenge of Platinum Stars in their Nedbank Cup clash.
Read: ‘Downs face their Cup nemesis
Bafana Bastyle were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup by the
very same opponents last season, while Allan Freese's men repeated that feat in
the MTN8 this term.
However, Onyango is unfazed by their recent record against
Dikwena, insisting that Downs have made all the necessary preparations for the
upcoming cup clash.
"We are taking every match very seriously, especially
in the Nedbank Cup because that is where everything is firmly in our
hands," Onyango told his club's official website.
"As from the first time we heard we were drawn against
Platinum Stars, we knew exactly what we were up against.
"It won't be easy at all but we have done a lot of good
preparation work ahead of this match and we want to see it through.
"We have to finish the season with some silverware and
the Nedbank Cup seems like the quickest way to do so at the moment.
"We won't let anyone stand in our way, not even
Platinum Stars who are said to be our hoodoo team."
Sundowns head into Sunday's encounter off the back of a
superb run of domestic form, which has seen Pitso Mosimane's men record three
consecutive wins. During that impressive run they have scored ten goals and
kept three clean sheets.
Onyango added: "The team has had a good run, that's
because we understand each other very well.
"We attack and defend as a team and there's very good
communication on the pitch."