Mamelodi Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens says they will not underestimate Powerlines FC
Posted: 7 February 2012 Time: 10:01 am
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens insists his side will not underestimate minnows Powerlines FC when they meet in the Nedbank Cup.
The Brazilians were drawn to face the amateur team in last night's draw and although the coach admits the difficulties of playing the unknown in cup competitions, he says his side will avoid any embarrassment. "We've seen a lot of surprises in the FA Cup in England so everybody has to be warned don't underestimate any team," he says. "I don't know too much about the team, but for sure we are going to find out what qualities they have and we will take them seriously and hopefully we win the first game. "Every game is difficult; we have to give them respect and we will do that," he adds. Neeskens, however, also believes that retaining Elias Pelembe and signing Anthony Laffor during the January transfer window period will be vital in their quest for glory in the League and the Nedbank Cup. "Laffor is a player with a lot of qualities and he has demonstrated that in the years that he played for SuperSport United. "We must give him more time; he just came to a new team with a new system and he has adapted to that, but so far I'm happy with his performance and the attitude and hopefully he will be ready when we resume next week," he says.