Kekana: We've been in this space


Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana has opened up on what is being billed as the biggest encounter of the season against Absa Premiership title rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

Sundowns have been dominant in recent years, winning back-to-back league championships and are currently in the hunt for their third straight crown.

However, they have found themselves trailing Chiefs for the entire season thus far and have just four games to try and change that, while their form of late has not been convincing.

READ: Pitso's declaration before Chiefs clash

Still three points behind Amakhosi, The Brazilians will be looking to move level on points with a victory at Orlando Stadium on Thursday, and Kekana is confident there is no reason to panic as they have experienced the thrill of a title chase in recent years gone by.

"We now understand the nature of this game and I believe we are a team that's very ambitious because we have been in this space for so many seasons now," Kekana told Downs' media department ahead of the crunch tie.

READ: Pitso: The title is on Chiefs to lose

"We understand that we have to take each game at a time, and one of the matches that we have to take care of is the upcoming one against Chiefs.

"And we know that we have to do our business and make sure that we win the match, we have to make sure that we take care of all the elements involved in the game.

"I think we are on the right frame of mind to do so, because we just won the match [against Arrows] and it was a morale booster for the team. I believe we stand a chance of doing the business for ourselves."

VIEW: Absa Prem Table

Chiefs skipper makes bold title claim

What Pitso told Downs hero Zwane

5 Chiefs options for huge Downs clash