Golden Arrows head coach Lehlohonolo Seema says his side will need to bring their "A-game" against Mamelodi Sundowns in a return leg MTN8 semi-final clash on Tuesday.
Arrows and Sundowns previously played to a 1-1 draw in the tie's first-leg in unfavourable Durban weather conditions.
The two teams now face each other again for a place in the competition's final.
"We know what we are up against," Seema said.
"Last time we played to a 1-1 draw but I think the weather conditions if you asked both teams, somehow was a factor to not have a winner on that day.
"However we are not making excuses as we are still happy with the result.
"All that we know, is we are coming up against a team that is looking very good and playing very well."
Seema added that despite an uphill battle, he still back his side to come away with an upset victory.
"They have a lot of tacticians on the bench and a lot of experienced players and we are up against a difficult team.
"However we know this is a different one because it's a cup and it's one game that must produce a winner, so of course, we have to play to win.
"We are quite aware for us to win, we have to bring our "A-game" in terms of concentration, spirit and attitude so that we give ourselves a chance to win."
Kick-off is at 18:00.
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