Sekotlong hails quality in Downs squad
Posted: 2 February 2018 Time: 08:30
Mamelodi Sundowns striker Thokozani Sekotlong believes the squad coach Pitso Mosimane has assembled can compete on all fronts.
Despite loaning out a few of their players during the January transfer window, Sundowns have depth in every position. Sundowns top the Absa Premiership standings and will soon have to divide their league schedule with the Nedbank Cup and CAF Champions League.
They have a Nedbank Cup last 32 meeting with National First Division side Cape Town All Stars and their Champions League campaign will kick off next month.
That means some of the players who have not been getting regular game-time, such as Sekotlong, will always have to be ready for when they are called upon by Mosimane.
“Definitely. That’s why we assembled this squad, so that we can compete for every title that’s on offer. There will be many games and players get tired, so having the players we have is good for the team,” the former University of Pretoria striker says.
Sundowns take on Cape Town City at Athlone Stadium tonight (20h00), hoping to get their first ever victory over the Citizens. Sekotlong, who has two goals to his name this term, has described the game as one of their most important matches in this campaign. Victory would see Sundowns open up a seven-point lead at the top, before the weekend’s fixtures.
“It’s going to be a tough one,” Sekotlong admits. “We are playing against the second-placed team on the log. It’s one of the most important games this season. Important to open a gap and gain confidence going forward. I am hoping to get an opportunity, it’s just about being ready,” he concludes.
City beat Sundowns 1-0 at Loftus Versfeld in the first half of the season and will go into the game believing they can complete the double over Mosimane’s men for a second season running.