As wary as he is about facing an in-form SuperSport United side, coach Pitso Mosimane has said Mamelodi Sundowns are also looking to maintain their own consistency.
The Tshwane rivals face off in a fierce derby on Sunday afternoon at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in their first leg of the MTN8 semifinals, with the return match scheduled two weeks later after the international break.
“We are playing a very tough opponent and it’s a local derby. It’s never easy. We play a team on form, a team that has showed that they have resistance against us, they proved to be tough opponents against Orlando Pirates and showed resistance against Kaizer Chiefs,” Mosimane said in the build-up to the clash.
Downs opened their Absa Premiership campaign with a 2-0 victory over SuperSport earlier last month, goals coming from Sibusiso Vilakazi and Themba Zwane.
“They are a strong team,” Mosimane said of Kaitano Tembo’s team.
“But we hope we do well because it is an away game for us and if we can score it will give us an advantage. But we should also not concede goals. So we don’t have to be too emotional in the first game because we still have a chance to correct things in the second game. But at the same time sometimes you need to take the game earlier than waiting for the second game. We are looking for our own consistency as well.”