Absa Premiership

'Downs ask PSL to postpone December fixtures

2016-11-18 13:36
Mamelodi Sundowns (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns have made an application to the Premier Soccer League to postpone their matches in December due to commitments in the FIFA Club World Cup.

The Brazilians are due to face Free State Stars, Bidvest Wits, SuperSport United, Orlando Pirates and Baroka FC in December.

However, they have asked the league to reschedule these fixtures.

The club have fallen behind in the number of league games they have played due to their run in winning the CAF Champions League recently.

That victory earned them the right to compete at the Club World Cup which begins on December 8, 2016.

If Masandawana were to reach the final of the prestigious competition, it would mean they would likely have a date with outright favourites Real Madrid on December 18.

Nonetheless, the Chloorkop-based outfit have confirmed that a request has been made to the PSL for their matches in the last month of the year to be postponed.

A statement on the club's official website said: "Sundowns have made an application to the PSL to postpone their December fixtures, including their last match of 2016 away to Baroka scheduled for December 21."

Pitso Mosimane's men leave for Japan on December 5 to take part in the event which includes all the champion teams from FIFA's six continental confederations.

These include Atletico Nacional from Colombia, Spanish giants Real Madrid, Club America from Mexico, and New Zealand side Auckland City, while two teams are yet to be determined. 

They will come from the winners of the 2016 AFC Champions League and the winners of the 2016 J1 (Japanese) League.

Meanwhile, midfielder Lucky Mohomi says that The Brazilians have been well-drilled ahead of their clash against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

"This is a big game, and we all have been preparing well for the game. The spirit in the camp is high, and we all know that this will be a high intensity game," Mohomi told KickOff.

Kick-off is at 15:30.

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