Absa Premiership

Sundowns out to further dim Polokwane's shine

2018-08-07 09:03
Hlompho Kekana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns and Polokwane City will be searching for their first win of the new season when they clash on Tuesday.

The match will take place at the Peter Mokaba Stadium as Rise and Shine look to use the home ground advantage to bounce back from a disappointing 1-0 loss to Absa Premiership returnees Black Leopards.

City coach Jozef Vukusic will be under pressure to avoid a second defeat in a row, having been brought in to improve on a frustrating 2017/18 campaign for the club.

They will draw inspiration from last season's performances where they were able to stun Sundowns both home and away.

Pitso Mosimane's side, on the other hand, began their title defence with a 1-1 draw against Kaizer Chiefs in Tshwane on Saturday.

The Brazilians will fancy their chances of getting off the mark after a busy transfer window which saw them bring in a number of new faces following the departures of Khama Billiat and Percy Tau.

"It was a tight game, difficult game, not easy. They're a good team," Mosimane told SuperSport after the stalemate against Chiefs.

"We should've scored also the winning goal. Thapelo Morena should have scored and Themba Zwane one-on-one towards the end.

"It's too early. We didn't play as well as we always play. We had our chances. We had two chances we could've scored. That's all. It's early stages."

Sundowns are sweating of the fitness of Anthony Laffor and Andile Jali, who both missed the opening game against Amakhosi.

Kick-off is at 19:30.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Cape Town City v Chippa United, Athlone Stadium 19:30
Cape Town City v Chippa United, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Baroka FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Highlands Park, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Wits v Golden Arrows, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Wits v Golden Arrows, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United, FNB Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v Black Leopards, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Friday, 14 December 2018
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.