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Jeremy Brockie looking to change SuperSport United fortunes in Tshwane derby

Posted: 17 August 2017 Time: 17:33

SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie is hoping to change his side's poor record in the Tshwane Derby, which Mamelodi Sundowns has dominated in recent years.

The two city rivals will open their 2017/18 Absa Premiership campaign in what promises to be an exciting battle at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday at 3pm.

The Brazilians got the new season off to a stuttering start in their MTN8 quarterfinal against Maritzburg United, which they lost 1-0 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

Admitting to have watched some of the highlights of that clash, Brockie feels the result may not have been a fair reflection of the match, and he expects a resurgent display from the African champions this weekend.

"I've watched bits and pieces of their game and Sundowns dominated the game, but at the end of the day it's about who puts the ball in the back of the net the most," Brockie told reporters on Thursday.

"They're still a very good side and we have to be on top of our game, if we want to come out of the weekend with anything."

Matsatsantsa have not beaten their rivals in a league encounter since their second round fixture in the 2012/13 season, and the Kiwi goal poacher is adamant on changing his team's fortunes. 

"We've had a video session and spoken about our poor league history against Sundowns over the last four years, I don't think we've won a game," he mentioned.

"So I think we're looking to change that and, from a personal point of view, I think I scored against Sundowns in my first game here in South Africa but haven't managed to do that since.

"Hopefully I can put one in the back of the net and start my league campaign, in terms of scoring goals, nice and early."

Article by: Chad Klate
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