Absa Premiership

Baxter predicts Downs trophy sweep

2016-08-26 14:04
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter believes every indication from the transfer window suggests that Mamelodi Sundowns will make a clean sweep of silverware.

Baxter made the comments before Matsatsantsa face Sundowns in the MTN8 quarter-final at Loftus Versveld on Sunday.

After clinching the Premiership last season, the Brazilians strengthened with the signing of Sibusiso Vilakazi, Lucky Mhomi and Thapelo Morena.

"I think it will be terrible if Sundowns don't win everything. With all their resources, I think they are definitely favored to win everything," he told KickOff.

"I will be very upset with them if they don't win anything. We can play those mind games all the way, but they are going to get it [the favourites tag] because they have been the shining team in the country.

"They are expected to beat us and we are not expected to beat them, so we won't be shy. I'm sure a lot is expected from their team; we expect a lot from ourselves. I think in terms of Sundowns, they have set the bar high in the last couple of years and everybody is chasing to see if they can reach that level.

"So going into this one, it feels like people will be really impressed if we could beat Sundowns, and not too impressed if Sundowns beat us."

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