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Mosimane: Sundowns are underdogs against City

2018-03-29 12:04
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says the Brazilians will be the underdogs heading into Sunday’s Nedbank Cup quarter-final clash with Cape Town City.

Sundowns won the last league game between the two teams in February, but Mosimane feels City are the favourites because they have a better head-to-head record having won three of their last four encounters.

Benni McCarthy’s side will also fancy their chances having defeated Orlando Pirates in their last game in the competition while Sundowns had to come from a goal down against ABC Motsepe side, EC Bees to win the match 2-1.

Speaking with the media at the Premier Soccer league offices on Wednesday, the Sundowns coach stated that he expects a tough match against a good City side that has given them problems in all their previous games.

Mosimane told the media: "We are playing a very good team. I think everybody knows the history between us and them.

"That the history favours them. Well, the last match if you want to use the football language, you will say you are as good as your last game.

"So the history always makes us understand that we are playing against a good team."

Sundowns are in the running to win a treble this season as they sit on top of Premiership standings, are in the semi-finals of Nedbank Cup, and are also in the group stage of the CAF Champions League.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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