Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler
believes his side's upcoming Absa Premiership clash against Mamelodi
Sundowns on Sunday will be a tricky encounter.
Sundowns are smarting from a defeat at the hands of SuperSport United
in the MTN8 semi-final on Wednesday and will be keen to get back to
The team of Choice, meanwhile are still without a win this season,
but will welcome back Thamsanqa Sangweni and Miguel Timm for the game at
Lucas Moripe Stadium.
“It’s a massive game against Mamelodi Sundowns and what we do know is
that the players will be motivated,” Tinkler told the media during a
“It’s going to be a tough task against Sundowns but there are no
guarantees in this league. Any team can beat any team and if we can put
up a good performance on the day, we can go there and collect maximum
“Nothing stops us from achieving that in my opinion and that’s what
we hope to achieve because obviously a win is very, very important for
us right now moving. I’ve been very happy with what I’ve seen so far
during the week."
The Brazilians are unbeaten in the league so far this season and the
former South Africa international has showered the defending champions
“Sundowns have a big squad, they are a big club and extremely
successful club both in the league and on the continent," Tinkler
"So it’s going to be a tough task but like I said if we’ve got the
right mindset and mentality nothing stops us from going there and
getting the desired result.
"They have a lot of talent in their squad and we have to work extremely hard."
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