Mbhele wary of Santos

Nedbank Cup

Kick-off is at 20h15 at Athlone Stadium.

Stars enter the tie as favourites given the People's Team's NFD status, but Mbhele is wary of allowing complacency to creep in.

"It’s not going to be a walk in the park,” he told his club's website. “We are expecting a tough match against Santos. They have nothing to lose so that makes them dangerous. It also looks like they are out of the race for promotion so an extended run in the Nedbank Cup will keep their season alive.

“Let’s not forget also that they will field their strongest and most competitive team as the Under-23 rule does not apply to cup competitions.”

The former Polokwane City man added: “We worked hard during the international break, building up to this match, so we are ready for Santos.

“We have a wonderful opportunity to go far in this completion, hopefully all the way to the final.”