Captain Hlompho Kekana says Mamelodi Sundowns must ensure they beat Kaizer Chiefs on Thursday evening to close the gap to the top of the table.
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The Brazilians go into the game trailing league leaders Chiefs by only three points, which means a win for the Chloorkop outfit would put them level – although Chiefs also enjoy a better goal difference.
Kekana believes Sundowns’ experience of lifting trophies will help them do what needs to be done in order to add another piece of silverware to their collection.
“At the moment I think we now understand the nature of this game and I believe that we are a team that is very ambitious. We have been in this space for so many seasons now,” Kekana told the Sundowns media team.
“We understand that we have to take each game at a time and one of the matches that we have to take care of is the one that is coming up against Chiefs. We know that we have to do our business and we have to make sure that we win this match.
“We have to make sure that we take care of all the elements that are involved in the game. I think we are in the right frame of mind to do so because we just won the match [last game against Golden Arrows] and I think it’s a morale booster for that game. I believe we stand the chance of doing business for ourselves.”
He added: “We have a task and responsibility to serve football lovers so we have sacrificed a lot. We know that there is a lot we have to offer on the field of play.
“It was a breather to play against Arrows knowing very well that we are doing very well as a team. I think we tried, so many games that we tried to win and the tricky ones which were difficult for ourselves because we haven’t been defending well or scoring as many goals as we wanted to.
“But I think we are in a very good space at the moment because we wanted to get the three points we were really looking forward to as a team. I think at the moment the boys know that it’s doable we can go do it again, we can go and win the match again because there are still matches we still have to play.”