Tsutsulupa confident ahead of MTN8 semi


The Birds drew 3-3 with the Brazilians in Pretoria last weekend, but the Swallows skipper believes the match is still in the balance and that any team can still advance to the final.

"I know most people are saying that because we scored three goals away then it's an advantage to us," he says. "But I don't think so, because Sundowns have a lot of quality players and most of them play in the national team.

"If they managed to score three in Pretoria they can also score three at Dobsonville.

"The funny thing is even if they score one, and win the match 1-0, they are through. So for us doesn't really matter about what happened in the last game, for us it's to concentrate on this one and to give our all, try and defend well."

Having come close to winning the MTN8 trophy in 2010, only to lose to Orlando Pirates in a penalty shoot-out, Tsutsulupa says the MTN8 has come at the right time for them.

"I think on our side it will be good if we get into the final considering that we didn't have silverware in the past three or four years.

"So it will mean a lot to us players and to everyone associated with the club, especially the sponsors, I think everyone has been banking on the club for so long. So it's high time as players we put the smile on their faces," he says.

"As a team we are really looking forward to it, especially with the fact that it's a home game. Obviously there is a special plan, we just have to give it our all."