Absa Premiership

Khune: Chiefs will have to dance to Downs' music

2018-01-26 13:52
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune believes that Mamelodi Sundowns are a dangerous side ahead of Saturday's mouth-watering Absa Premiership clash at FNB Stadium.

The Brazilians lead the league with 34 points from 18 matches while the Glamour Boys are in third on 29 points. It appears Chiefs need to win to keep their hopes alive in the title race, whereas Downs have lost three of their last five PSL matches.

With that said, this weekend's encounter seems to have all the ingredients of a 'blood and thunder' affair. As such, Khune takes the view that winning will take a big team effort.

He told reporters: "Our plan is to stay with the title chasing pack and not let Sundowns open the gap at the top. This is a chance for us to narrow the gap.

"But we are aware it is going to be difficult because they will also be looking at widening it further.

"Sundowns are on fire – they score from all angles. They get goals from (Sibusiso) Vilakazi, (Percy) Tau and (Themba) Zwane also scores.

"In our planning we have to be specific on how to close them down because as soon as they jump the centre line it is music. We will have to dance to that music and make sure we defend well."

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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