Black Leopards goalkeeper King Ndlovu hopes their reputation of performing well against big teams becomes effective in today's encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Leopards recently sacked head coach Dylan Kerr and replaced him with former Bloemfontein Celtic man Lehlohonolo Seema.
Fifteenth-placed Lidoda Duvha host still-unbeaten Sundowns at Thohoyandou Stadium at 17h00.
"Of course it's a sad story that we lost our coach, you know we were very close to him so it has affected the players a bit," Ndlovu tells KickOff.com.
"But we have to quickly adjust to the new coach's strategies and it's not a lot of changes because Coach Seema is a coach that likes to play. So I don't think there's a big difference in the way we play because we are a team that plays the ball on the ground.
"So I think that is still here. So ja, but we are still saddened by the loss of a coach you know, but life must go on. It's important for us to get some sort of result.
"But I believe we have a reputation that when we're playing against the so-called big teams we tend to turn up you know, which is not a good reputation to have. But we need to win so that we go into the game against TS Galaxy with confidence.
"But ya, we are very, very ready for Sundowns and we are going to try to make it difficult for them to get all three points. We are aware of the superstars and everything they have."
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