Vilakazi: Possession will be key for Sundowns

2019-12-13 12:00
Sibusiso Vilakazi (Gallo)

Cape Town - Sibusiso Vilakazi believes it will be important for Mamelodi Sundowns to dominate possession against Maritzburg United in the Telkom Knockout final.

The Brazilians will be clear favourites when they take on United at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, but Vilakazi expects a tough battle against Eric Tinkler's men.

Sundowns often dictate games by controlling possession while patiently probing for openings, and Vilakazi believes United will do everything they can to prevent them from doing so.

"Each and every time we've tried to give it (domestic cup competitions) our best shot, and in the last couple of years we were not able to go all the way. But it's now a different scenario," said Vilakazi, according to IOL.

"They (Maritzburg) are a very organised team and they've done very well to get this far, so it will be a very good challenge for us. But I think the most important thing is to win the cup.

"They'll try by all means to make sure that we do not have the ball because we always want to have the ball and dominate.

"That (having the ball) will give us opportunities and expectations of winning the cup. When we have the ball, we must try by all means to make use of it."

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