Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has warned other teams yet to play Bidvest Wits to undermine them at their own peril.
Mosimane and his charges had to dig deep to beat Wits 3-2 in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
The Clever Boys are set to take on Kaizer Chiefs in their first Absa Premiership match of the restart at the same venue on Wednesday, kicking off at 18h00.
'Jingles' says The Students are still alive and kicking despite the club having been sold to new owners in Limpopo.
"Bidvest Wits are a very good team, they are a strong team. You could see they never gave up. They don't want to die," Mosimane said after his side's win over Wits.
"We had to take three leads to win the match. They just came back. We say we finished it but these people came back.
"This is not a team that has been sold. This is not a team you say their future is no longer there at Wits. It's unbelievable.
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"It's a good team, you could see they have a good coach. Gavin Hunt is a fighter you know, Gavin will never leave anything easy. We respect them.
"This is a warning to anybody to say, 'Hey, if you're still going to play Wits be very careful.' Don't think about Tshakhuma. They are alive and kicking. Their heartbeat is still there."
Check out some images from Sundowns' 3-2 win over Wits on Saturday