The Chilli Boys have already sent out a warning to the Premiership big guns that they are not there to add numbers but to win trophies, with the League championship being their main target this season.
Mngqithi tells KickOff.com he is looking forward to Chippa's first game in the top flight.
"So far so good," the coach says. "I have been impressed so far with our preparations for the new season. I believe we are in for an exciting game against Sundowns with the quality that we have in the team."
The former AmaZulu coach says he is not fazed by the prospect of facing the Brazilians in his first match in the hot-seat for Chippa, despite the fact that the high-flying Sundowns beat Kaizer Chiefs 4-1 in the MTN8 last Sunday.
"I think Sundowns are strong going forward," he admits, "but I believe the goals they scored were merely due to mistakes committed by Kaizer Chiefs at the back."
Chippa will pin their down hopes of a victory on key men Andile Mbenyana, William Twala and captain Gift Sithole in Tshwane tomorrow.