Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has respect for Chippa United
Posted: 27 October 2017 Time: 18:30
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has identified Chippa United's dangermen ahead of their Telkom Knockout showdown in Mdantsane.
The Brazilians will take on Chippa at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Sunday (15h30).
Mosimane expects a more direct Chilli Boys outfit under Teboho Moloi, who has overseen five draws and a victory since replacing Dan Malesela at the helm.
'Jingles' said: "Chippa are a little different with Teboho than with 'Dance' Malesela, less ball retention. Teboho wants more the ball in the box. Dan wants to build the team, encourage the team, he believes in ball possession to go forwards.
"We have to look after Mark Mayambela, he has been doing well. We need to look after Lerato [Manzini]. Kurt Lentjies is clever as a number 10. We need to try and look after number 15 for them in midfield, [Sandile] Zuke's good.
"We need to look after those key people. They are important to Chippa's attack, especially Mayambela and Kurt Lentjies. Manzini is scoring also, so we need to give them respect."
Mosimane, whose side have lost their previous two matches at home to Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu, feels his men are underdogs on this occasion.
"They are the favourites playing at home. We are licking our wounds, confidence is not very up there. But we've been having a 100 percent win rate away, so hopefully we can go and win it."