Hunt: Sundowns will be an unfair fight

Premiership

Chippa United head coach Gavin Hunt labelled his side's clash against defending DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday as an "unfair fight".

Hunt got his reign at the Chilli Boys off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory over newcomers Sekhukhune United but faces a stern test on Tuesday when his side face the reigning league champions.

Speaking ahead of the encounter, the former Kaizer Chiefs boss admitted that there was a gulf in class between the two teams and that their opponents will be strong favourites at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

"It's a bit of an unfair fight, isn't it?" he said. "Look at them [compared] to us. We will just approach it as best we can, we're going to try and do the best that we can.

"Sundowns is not in our league, we are in another league. They are far better than us but we will be committed and that's all I can ask of the players. We will be organised and we'll have a go, and you never know."

Despite the daunting challenge that lies in wait for Hunt and his side, the 57-year-old was still able to draw positives from his side's opening day victory, which came as a result of a solitary goal from defender Veluyeke Zulu.

"The positives were that we held our shape nicely and created a good few chances," he added.

"We certainly were the better team, we had the ball a lot, good possession of the ball when we wanted to and then we had to defend, we defended, so that was a good sign."

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