Absa Premiership

Schut: One game at a time

2015-02-20 11:24
Alje Schut (Supplied)
Alje Schut (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns captain Alje Schut admits "the next match is always the most important" as they prepare to juggle the Premiership, Nedbank Cup and CAF Champions League in 2015.

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The Brazilians have managed to cut Kaizer Chiefs' top-flight lead down to 10 points since the league's resumption at the beginning of February, while they kicked off their continental campaign with a 1-1 draw away to St Michel United.

Pitso Mosimane's men will now come up against Thanda Royal Zulu in the Nedbank Cup last 32 and although there are plenty of matches to contest in the coming months, Schut has called on the team to focus on the here and now, starting against their NFD opposition this weekend.

“At this stage of the season we are not taking anything lightly. The next match is always the most important one for us and right now the Nedbank Cup match against Thanda Royal Zulu tops the agenda,” Schut told Sundowns' official website.

“We can't afford to think about the league or the (CAF) Champions League match right now because that would be total disrespect for our opponent.

“Then after the cup game, the most important match will be the next one and so forth.”

When asked about the threat Thanda would pose in the Ke Yona, Schut added: “We have done our homework and we strongly believe that our opponents will bring their A-game, which means we also have to be at our best.

“Now if both sides come out to play good football, then the spectators will definitely enjoy the football on display.

“The Nedbank cup is very special competition and we hope that at the sound of the final whistle we will be the victorious side which advances to the last 16.”

Kick-off is at 17:30 on Saturday, 21 February 2015.


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