Downs seeking revenge against Celtic


Soon after securing the DStv Premiership Q1 prize, Mamelodi Sundowns have set their sights on the grudge match against Bloemfontein Celtic.

The Brazilians host Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday (17h00) and will be looking to regain their points advantage over Swallows FC at the top of the table.

Sundowns dropped two points as they played to a goalless draw with SuperSport United in the Tshwane Derby in Atteridgeville on Saturday.

The defending champions remain unbeaten in the league so far this season after accumulating 25 points from 11 games.

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The last time Sundowns lost a match was against Siwelele in the MTN8 quarter-finals last year, in the first match of the 2020/21 season.

"It's a tricky affair, it's a tricky game," said Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi ahead of the chance to get revenge against Celtic on Tuesday.

"They are a hard-running team. They are the ones that took us out of the MTN8. We know the quality they present in attacking play and their structure is a little bit awkward.

"It's not going be an easy game. That team is good and they have not been doing exceptionally well and they are a little bit more dangerous when they are like that.

"You will want them to come with momentum but when they are struggling they are more dangerous against big teams and cause problems."

Mngqithi is expected to welcome back Rivaldo Coetzee and Andile Jali after the pair missed the game against Matsatsantsa due to injury.

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