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Mamelodi Sundowns face Bulawayo giants Highlanders on Wednesday in their first match of the Zimbabwe tour.

Posted: 29 January 2013 Time: 10:28

Mamelodi Sundowns will be taking their Zimbabwe tour seriously as they engage Bulawayo giants Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium on Wednesday in their first match.

They will play Caps United at Rufaro on Friday before taking on Dynamos on Sunday at the same venue.

The Brazilians touched down at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport Monday afternoon from Johannesburg. The 57-member delegation was whisked to their hotel, the up-market Holiday Inn, in their own team bus that came in from South Africa on Sunday night.

Speaking to the media after an afternoon snack, head of technical Trott Moloto said coach Pitso Mosimane had given the boys off after intensive training last week and will take them for training on Tuesday at Luveve Stadium.

Mosimane will address the media on Tuesday after training.

“I have given them off this afternoon, so they can rest as they have been in intensive training since last week. We are taking this tour seriously which is why we are playing the big teams here.

“We are preparing for the second half of the season and we want to do better than last year when we struggled,” he says.

Sundowns are in 10th position on the Premiership log, with 18 points from 16 matches – 17 points off leaders Kaizer Chiefs and 16 off second placed defending champions Orlando Pirates.

Part of the contingent in the Sundowns includes former Jet Rookie of the Year Esrom Nyandoro, defender Method Mwanjali, who has turned out for Hwange, Shabanie Mine and Caps United in Zimbabwe and striker Nyasha Mushekwi.

Before making the trip to Zimbabwe, Sundowns had beaten Garankuwa United 2-0 in a friendly match on Saturday in Limpopo. Goals from Mushekwi and a penalty by Eleazar Rodgers gave the Brazilians the win at the Oscar Mpetha Stadium.

Mosimane fielded two different teams for the match, and with 32 players making the trip, he is again likely to use three teams for the game against the Zimbabwe giants.

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Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:38 am
Izikhothane.....kudliwa imali la......pity they are going to the 6th a year without a single trophy in their cabinet.
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 10:40 am
Atleast they didn't use a bus.....but i can guarantee you, Trott Moloto,Suprise Moriri & Nyandoro were not on this flight...DHL couriered them on a separate cargo plane.....
posted: 10:44 am
Only 32 players? Kanti how many players do the Brazillians have in their team
posted: 10:47 am
Anyway Zim 's better dan Lesotho nor now Rand.

It look like it will be the first win for Sundowns when de lig resume.
A Pirate from Orlando
posted: 10:50 am
@Phefeni Boy
The Brazilians touched down at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport on Monday afternoon. The 57-member delegation was whisked off to their hotel in their own team bus that came in from South Africa on Sunday night.
Yoh! you are right kudliwa mali la....they send their bus ahead and fly in later. Yoh! REAL SKHOTHANI TENDENCIES. And where is that Broke Ass Katongo guy whos been talking nonsense about our stadium. Their hired Putco bus is idling already.
The CV Chef MUST Die
posted: 10:57 am
Izikhothane LoL
posted: 11:02 am
@Khosiology,is that what you said supposed to be funny?No one is laughing.
Tico MP
posted: 11:04 am
let teh m prepare for a big sorrow KC FC will moer them wen da lig resumes
posted: 11:10 am
who are they kidding, they will still get moered when the league resumes, suckers!
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 11:12 am
57-member delegation in camp accross the boarder, all bcs of kaizer chiefs! khosi we cn take a bow.

they should stay there permanently and join zanu-pf as cheerleaders, for once they'll b working for their money.
posted: 11:23 am
Ayikhonje into eyenziwayo lana except ukudla imali kamotsepe,... waze wavelelwa motsepe wenkosi.
No team will ever repeat the History Made - Treble Champ Sika Mareiza
posted: 11:28 am
I think to Zimbabwe is 2 hours by a plane, is it important for the General to have a neck support? I use the neck support when flying to Manhattan.
A Pirate from Orlando
posted: 11:30 am
Wow, Masandawana are living large. Le Good Life! They jet to the toilet, and use a bus to get to the living room. Not just any bus...a state - of - the art bus! Their chloorkop training ground is 100 times better than that of zambia national stadium. BUT...their trophy cabinet is EMPTY.
DTC Spiritual Owner AKA Jomo Sono
posted: 11:40 am
Patrice Motsepe has changed the face of South African Foot ball. He is making his players live the real football stardom lives.

I say Big Up To Patrice for bringing Respect, Honour and Cash into Sundown Family.

Once And Always Since 1937
El Sol
posted: 12:00 pm
EeY Teko!! Tekooo mamela son while you busy with neck support & playing friendlies with abo Caps Utd your peers are busy preparing for a 1/4final match of the biggest tournament in Afrika..pls ask Morgan Tsvangirai for /ihlamvu/ & come back a better player in terms of /inhlanhla/ ..
posted: 12:08 pm
jipasposted: 11:02 am  |  Report
@Khosiology,is that what you said supposed to be funny?No one is laughing.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha lol
My country comes 1st|
posted: 12:52 pm
Yellow I am.......Yellow I remain....from Zola Mahobe through the Tischlas Motsepe and Beyond....Yellow I am....Yellow I shall remain

Only a fool rejects education
Click! Clique Bang!!!
posted: 02:50 pm
posted: 03:28 pm
Its suprising that Chiefs supportas are running their mouths coz thae last time i remember,Downs moered, my question is how is that going to change coz we will still moer them.

Yellow I remain
posted: 03:37 pm
To Kaizer Chimps we dont want excuses when we meet! no complaining about the Fatigue coz most of those cows in the CAF banyiwa iScheme
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