Cape Town - Relegation-threatened Black Leopards and title chasing
Mamelodi Sundowns meet in what appears a must-win game for both sides in
Tuesday's Premiership clash at Thohoyandou Stadium.
Leopards are in free-fall in the league having lost four of
their last five matches, including a demoralising loss to bottom club
Maritzburg United last Saturday.
As such, Lidoda Duvha are in all kinds of trouble near the
relegation zone as they currently occupy 14th position - two points clear of
Chippa United in 15th and three points clear of United in 16th.
In addition, it appears tensions are high in Leopards'
dressing room. During the 2-1 defeat to the Team of Choice goalkeeper King
Ndlovu had an argument with fellow players as he wanted to take an attacking
Meanwhile, after the final whistle Ndlovu reportedly told
coach Dylan Kerr to: 'F**k off' for an undisclosed reason.
Nonetheless, while Kerr is unhappy with the situation in the
Limpopo Province - he believes Sundowns' tired legs could give his team an
Downs only returned from Morocco on Saturday following
Friday's CAF Champions League semi-final first leg defeat to Wydad Casablanca.
Kerr said: "Sundowns will be tired as well when they
come here, from their traveling..."
The encounter is a must-win for the Brazilians as they are
three points behind leaders Orlando Pirates, and it is the team's game-in-hand.
In team news, it is unclear whether Ndlovu will be benched
after his altercation with Kerr. For Downs, coach Pitso Mosimane is likely to
play his full-strength side.
Kick-off is at 19:30.