Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana says the players
are always afraid to face Kaizer Chiefs, though they relish the challenge of
Sundowns meet Chiefs in the opening game of the Premiership
season on Saturday at Loftus Versfeld Stadium from 15:00 in the afternoon.
Going into the encounter, the Brazilians are in good form
having beaten AS Togo-Port in a CAF Champions League clash as well as winning
the Shell Cup against the Glamour Boys.
As such, Kekana says playing against a side as big as
Amakhosi is a daunting prospect but also very motivating at the same time.
Speaking to Kickoff, he said: "As players we always
look forward to playing against Chiefs, even though it's a scary feeling, but
we love it. We just want to go there and apply ourselves.
"We are always scared to play Chiefs. It won't be an
easy task, but we will try do our best. We need to do the business on the
Kekana added that facing former team-mates Ramahlwe
Mphahlele, Leonardo Castro and Khama Billiat was inspiring, saying: "We
lost so many important players to Chiefs and it pains me to play against them,
and sometimes I forget that they are no longer my team-mates because I hug them
and I still talk to them.
"But on the day I need to be professional. I need to
take this soft spot that I have for them and be mean on the day."