Absa Premiership

Vilakazi: Sundowns can't afford to underestimate Pirates

2020-01-15 08:32
Sibusiso Vilakazi (Gallo)

Cape Town - Sibusiso Vilakazi has warned his Mamelodi Sundowns team-mates that it will require a team effort to beat an in-form Orlando Pirates side on Wednesday night.

Masandawana are determined to get back to winning ways in the Absa Premiership after being held to a goalless draw by Bidvest Wits in their last league encounter.

Pitso Mosimane's charges are second in the standings and can't afford to drop points with Kaizer Chiefs sitting on a nine-point lead at the top of the table.

Vilakazi knows it will be a crucial clash in the grand scheme of things and that Sundowns must not take Pirates lightly, especially considering their recent uptick.

"It's one of those big games where each player has to play their part," said Vilakazi, as quoted by SowetanLive.

"It will need a collective effort. The midfielders, the defence and the attackers need to be solid.

"They are a scoring team and have been in good form. For them to score four goals [in their last game against Polokwane City] shows that their confidence is back."

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