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Sekotlong: It's a grudge match

Posted: 21 November 2017 Time: 11:00

Thokozani Sekotlong was not at Mamelodi Sundowns last term when Bidvest Wits snatched the Absa Premiership title away from Pitso Mosimane’s side, but still feels the effects.

So as Sundowns prepare to take on Wits at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday night (19h30), the former Free State Stars forward has described the encounter as a “grudge match”.

Sundowns are in eighth place on 12 points, five behind log leaders Baroka FC. Sundowns, though, have three games in hand and are hoping to finish top of the table by the end of the year. A victory over struggling Wits would no doubt give them the boost they need.

“Obviously it’s like any other game, which means it will be a tough game. It’s like a grudge match since Sundowns lost the title to Wits last season," Sekotlong tells KickOff.com.

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"We both have not started so well this season, so it will obviously mean more because it will do a lot for confidence if we win. It’s also about pride."

Meanwhile, Sekotlong says he welcomes the fierce competition for game-time at Chloorkop.

"The competition is really tight. We have a lot of international players and players who have been at Sundowns for a long time. It's refreshing and you can measure how good you are. You can use them to get better. It’s challenging and I enjoy it.”

Wits will go into the clash on the back of a morale-boosting victory over Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals. 

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Article by: Tshepang Mailwane

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