Mohomi: Downs won't overlook Chiefs
Posted: 9 October 2017 Time: 18:30
Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lucky Mohomi is not reading much into the inconsistent form of Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs, ahead of their meeting at Loftus on October 17.
Sundowns have done well away from home this season, winning all three of their matches on the road, but they are looking to get their first victory at home, starting with the match against Amakhosi.
Steve Komphela’s Chiefs side has been inconsistent this season, but they’ve managed to get good away victories against Cape Town City and Maritzburg United.
You never know which Chiefs side you are going to get on match day, so Sundowns will be ready for anything. The FIFA break would have no doubt given Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane time to rest those players who were not on international duty while others, such as Oupa Manyisa, may have had the opportunity to recover from niggling injuries.
“We have done well away from home, but we want to start getting wins at home, which is important for us. Playing against Chiefs won’t be easy and we won’t take them lightly. We are not going to look at their form,” said Mohomi, who is hoping to get a chance to prove himself in the starting line-up in the near future.
“We try and prepare as best as possible for every game and it won’t be different for the game against Chiefs. We just need to keep working hard as a team,” he added.
The Champions League exit gives Sundowns more time to focus on their domestic league and cup matches. And after losing the title to Bidvest Wits last season, Sundowns will be hungrier to get their hands on the biggest prize in South African football.
During the international break, Sundowns had the likes of Kennedy Mweene, Denis Onyango, Themba Zwane, Hlompho Kekana, Tebogo Langerman, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Percy Tau away participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Mweene and Onyango have missed out on World Cup qualification with Zambia and Uganda respectively, while the rest of the players have a slim chance of qualifying for the showpiece with Bafana Bafana.