Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns destroyer Hlompho Kekana
believes Monday's clash against Orlando Pirates will be won by the side with
greater hunger and commitment.
Sundowns are set to take on the Sea Robbers at the Orlando
Stadium in what could potentially be a title-decider.
The Brazilians have a three-point advantage at the top of
the Premiership standings over Bucs in third place highlighting just how
important the game is to both teams.
Speaking to reporters, Kekana said: "There is more to
this game than just the three points on offer and we will have to give a good
account of ourselves to be able to get a favourable result.
"We know what is ahead of us, this is a football match
between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.
"We know that we are going to the backyard of a
powerhouse of South African football, but we are going there to give it our
"It is important to go there and try to get all the
three points on offer to boost our case on the log standings.
"To be able to win this match, we will have to stick to
our processes and be disciplined in our approach.
"I know that it's not going to be easy because just
like us they are chasing the league title.
"But we will have to dig deep in front of what is
expected to be a hostile crowd."
Pirates stars Xola Mlambo and Vincent Pule are ruled out of
the clash though the 33-year-old does not think this makes Bucs any less
He concluded: "It would be completely naive of us to
think that they are going to be weak or easy because Pule is definitely out and
Mlambo may also not be available.
"I am sure that those who are going to replace them
will be able to carry the team and they will be motivated to impress the fans
and the coach.
"In high-profile matches like these, it is about who wants
it more and we must be motivated enough to deal with whatever they are going to
throw at us."
Kick-off is at 19:30 in Johannesburg.