Absa Premiership

Barker: Stellies will fight fire with fire against Sundowns

2020-03-11 13:40
Steve Barker
Steve Barker (PA Images)

Stellenbosch FC coach Steve Barker has warned that his side won't be pushovers and will fight for every inch against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday.

Masandawana are strong favourites to beat the Cape Winelands outfit and keep their Absa Premiership title challenge on track, but Barker is determined to make it difficult for the visitors.

"Teams like Sundowns don't like being put under pressure, they want to do all the attacking and put you on the back foot. So, our plan is to meet fire with fire and try and inflict some damage where it counts," said Barker, as quoted by IOL.

"Obviously we have to be on guard at the back to snuff out their sorties which I'm sure there will be plentiful of knowing the firepower they possess upfront.

"The likes of Gaston Sirino and Themba Zwane on the attack and Hlompho Kekana and Andile Jali marshalling the midfield makes for a difficult team to break down.

"We will be watching the four closely, they always seem to tick all the right boxes in combat, and defensively Sundowns are the best in the competition having conceded 15 in 20 games. That said, we have good home form and more than just a few players who can pull the trigger in the final third.”

Stellies will host the Chloorkop side at Athlone Stadium at 19:30 on Wednesday.

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Saturday, 04 April 2020
Stellenbosch v Cape Town City, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC, Orlando Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Highlands Park, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Wits v AmaZulu, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 05 April 2020
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Black Leopards, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
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