Mamelodi Sundown co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi says there is still a lot to play for when they visit Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday for a DStv Premiership clash at the FNB Stadium.
Downs were crowned league champions with four games to spare, but Mngqithi dismisses the notion that playing Amakhosi is a non-event.
” We don’t have any dead rubber at Sundowns because the pride of the club is always at a stake, even at friendly match we go to that (friendly) match with a mentality that we must win at the end of the day and we don’t want to disappoint our fans” Mngqithi emphasized
Sundowns will not be able to reach their own Premier Soccer League record of 71-points, achieved during Coach Pitso Mosimane’s tenure six years ago.
But Mngqithi says they still want a maximum points haul in their remaining three matches, starting against Chiefs.
Downs have also been using the FNB Stadium as their home venue during the CAF Champions League prior to being knocked out in the quarterfinals last month.
“We have to go there with the mentality to take the calabash.
Sundowns co-boss indicated that they are aware that this clash will be a total different encounter as they will be meeting “the real owners of the stadium”
“We have done very well in that space in the Champions League but now we are meeting the real owners of the stadium and it’s that game that becomes very important in that space and the league Is not the most important at this stage, what is more important is to make sure that the name Sundowns Is engraved in that stadium and everybody understand that we also take it as our home venue” said Mnngqithi
By Mazola Molefe