Cape Town - The fuel that will drive Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom
Knockout is the desire to bring a domestic trophy to the club’s cabinet,
something that hasn’t happened in over a year.
The last two trophies that entered the Brazilians’ cabinet
were continental titles, the CAF Champions League last year and the CAF Super
Cup earlier this year.
last title Sundowns won in the country was the 2015/16 Absa Premiership while also claiming the Telkom Knockout in 2015.
Sibusiso Vilakazi hadn’t joined the team then which is why
he is looking forward to lift his first domestic trophy with the Brazilians.
The African champions will visit Chippa United in the last
16 of the Telkom Knockout to be played on the weekend of 26-29 October.
"It’s been a while since we tasted glory, in the form of a
trophy on the domestic league," Vilakazi said on the club's official website.
"We will try by all means to get
this one for the team, for ourselves and for the supporters. But with that
said, we aren’t looking forward too much.
"We will take it one game at a time.
First there is Chippa that we have to get past and then we will see from
"Things didn’t go our way in the MTN8. This is an
opportunity to make up for that by dusting ourselves.
"It won’t be easy because
Chippa United are also looking at this as an opportunity for silverware. It was
disappointing not to get something last season."
ALL THE FIXTURES:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
Maritzburg United vs Platinum Stars, Harry Gwala Stadium (20:00)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates, Princess Magogo Stadium (15:30)
Polokwane City vs Ajax Cape Town, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium (15:30)
Bloemfontein Celtic vs SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium (18:00)
Bidvest Wits vs Free State Stars, Bidvest Wits (20:15)
Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu, Moses Mabhida Stadium (20:15)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
Baroka FC vs Cape Town City, Peter Mokaba Stadium (15:30)
Chippa United vs Mamelodi Sundowns, Sisa Dukashe Stadium (15:30)