JOHANNESBURG – The last time Highlands Park faced Mamelodi Sundowns they were relegated to the NFD despite putting up a gallant effort in a 2-2 draw in Tembisa.
So you can imagine that the Lions of the North won’t enjoy the sight of the Brazilians tonight at Loftus Versfeld having bounced back to topflight football within a year of dropping a division lower.
Under coach Owen da Gama, they seemed a much more level headed outfit - none of the hasty decisions taken by management the last time to fire coach Allan Freese after just five Absa Premiership games.
In fact, Freese has formed part of a formidable technical team alongside Da Gama as they look to avoid repeating the wrongs of the past. But Sundowns are a serious threat with players such as the ever-improving Themba Zwane ready to punish any errors in defence as Highlands Park try to find their feet again.