JOHANNESBURG – Mamelodi Sundowns will square off with Baroka FC in an Absa Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday (7:30pm).
The Brazilians are hoping to bounce back to winning ways in the league after drawing 0-0 with Chippa United in Port Elizabeth over two weeks ago.
As a result, Sundowns placed fifth on the league standings with 16 points from nine matches. They are three points behind log leaders Baroka FC.
Meanwhile, Baroka drew 2-2 with Platinum Stars in their previous league match in Polokwane over two weeks ago.
Bakgaga Ba Ga Mphahlele remained at the top of the league's standings with 19 points from 12 matches. They are a point above second-placed Orlando Pirates.
Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana said he was excited at the prospect of playing in a match in which both teams were capable of playing good football.
“I think it's going to be a difficult match mainly because we are playing against a team that is sitting at the top of the log,” he said.
“It will be a game between two good teams that are playing some good football. Hopefully, the fans will enjoy the match. I also hope that we can win since we are playing at home.”
Baroka midfielder Letladi Madubanya said the team had targeted a win against the African champions.
“It's going to be an interesting match because we are playing against a good team,” he said.
“There's nothing special about our preparations. It's just another league game which we need to win. We are targeting a win and hopefully, we will walk away victorious.”