Vila fed up with Downs' cup drought

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Mamelodi Sundowns forward Sibusiso Vilakazi is anticipating the end to the club's cup drought as he sets sights on finishing the job against Maritzburg United this evening.

Sundowns may have been dominating on the domestic front in as far as the league championship in the last two years are concerned, but have endured a dry spell since winning their last domestic cup back in 2015.

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The Brazilians have also not won the shorter format competitions since claiming the 2017 CAF Super Cup nearly three years ago, but supporters can take comfort in the fact that the players understand the magnitude of getting beyong Maritzburg at Moses Mabhida Stadium this evening (18h00).

"Yeah, look, it's important for the club, the supporters and for ourselves as well to get something. It's been a dry spell for us for a couple of years now," admitted 'Vila'.

"I think that's the most important thing for us, because [a trophy] is in front of our eyes, so let's go for it."

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Reflecting on what the cause of their shortfall has been over the last few seasons, the 29-year-old former Bidvest Wits skipper has alluded to a spell of bad fortune as he quickly put the past behind them and turned full focus to the task at hand.

"I think each and every time we've tried to give it our best shot and for the last couple of years we have not been able to go all the way, but now it's a different case and that [chapter] is gone," he emphasised.

"The most important thing is that we're now in the final against Maritzburg United, and of course they're a very organised team and have done very well up to so far, so it's going to be a good challenges for us but I think our main focus is to win the cup."

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