- Absa Premiership Futaa preview
- Mamelodi Sundowns vs Black Leopards
- Wednesday, 6 February 2019
- Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria at 19:30
The worst and most important thing for any club is to avoid two defeats on the bounce, and that is the exact situation for tonight’s opponents Sundowns and Leopards.
The home side Masandawana ruined a chance to top the league when they had to come to terms with a 2-0 shock defeat to AmaZulu last week. Leopards, feeling invisible after going six games without a loss, got a 3-0 humbling from Bloemfontein Celtic last weekend.
Word from the camps
Sundowns captain and ex-Leopards man, Hlompho Kekana says
“Leopards did a lot for me in my career and I was so young when I was there but I was full of hunger and as we know, players there play like they are very hungry.
“It’s where I laid my foundation as a player. Here I am now after all these years but the club will always be close to me. Leopards will never go down without a fight, that’s what we expect from them.”
Leopards coach Dylan Kerr, says
“I want to see a reaction from our disappointing display against Celtic but also the fact that we spoilt our run of six (unbeaten) games because we thought we weren’t going to lose.
“We got blasé about it and the players have said to me since‚ ‘we thought we were unbeatable’.
“I’ve said to the players that the disappointing thing is that we leave the good things we’ve done behind on the training ground and don’t take them onto the field,” Kerr told the Sowetan.
A quick look at the last eight meetings shows Sundowns' strong dominance...
- Leopards 2-5 Sundowns
- Sundowns 1-0 Leopards
- Leopards 1-2 Sundowns
- Sundowns 5-1 Leopards
- Leopards 0-3 Sundowns
- Sundowns 1-2 Leopards
- Leopards 0-4 Sundowns
- Sundowns 3-0 Leopards.